Thank you for visiting the website of the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Founded in 1970, our academic community includes over 80 staff and faculty, more than 1000 students, and more than 6000 alumni. Our energetic and award-winning teaching faculty includes 47 tenure-track faculty members, one collegiate faculty member, three professors of practice, and two instructors. Five Administrative/Professional faculty members provide leadership in academic advising, advancement, and fiscal affairs. Our department has long been characterized by an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and research and a collegial atmosphere. The main campus of Virginia Tech is in Blacksburg, VA. The VT graduate center in northern Virginia is home to a thriving component of our CS graduate program as well.
In fall 2017, our student cohort included more than 800 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. During academic year 2016-17, we awarded 200 BS degrees, 42 MS degrees and 32 PhDs. We emphasize both capstone and research experiences for our undergraduate students, and also offer a combined BS/MS degree. We are proud to report that our efforts to improve diversity in our student population have resulted in approximately 16% women in our current cohort of CS majors, a significant improvement over just a few years ago.
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