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UT Martin Computer Science Program earns independent accreditation

10-02-2017

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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s bachelor’s degree program in computer science has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures programs meet standards to produce graduates who are ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“The initial accreditation of this program is a gratifying result of the hard work the Department of Computer Science has put into creating an outstanding academic program for our students,” said Dr. Jennifer Greenwood, interim dean of the UT Martin College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

“This is an affirmation of our faculty’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education,” said Dr. Joshua Guerin, associate professor and interim chair of the UT Martin Department of Computer Science. “We take great pride in meeting the ABET standards for accreditation. ABET accreditation provides external validation of our program’s quality and value, and indicates the technical strengths of our students to future employers and graduate schools.”

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It currently accredits 3,709 programs at more than 750 colleges and universities in 30 countries.

More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org. For more information about UT Martin’s bachelor’s degree program in computer science, contact the department at 731-881-7391 or email Guerin at jguerin@utm.edu.

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