The Computer Science department is characterized by its emphasis on interdisciplinary research and its collegial atmosphere. We emphasize both capstone and research experiences for our undergraduate students. The Wall Street Journal survey of industrial recruiters ranked CS@VT fifth among CS departments in the US in terms of the desirability of recruiting our students.
AT A GLANCE
The Department of Computer Science (CS@VT) is part of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, a college whose undergraduate program ranks 15th nationally among all engineering schools offering doctorates. Founded in 1970, CS@VT has an energetic and engaged faculty including 39 tenure-track faculty members, three professors of practice, ten postdocs/research faculty, three instructors and three academic advisors.
The department had over 600 undergraduate CS majors and about 225 graduate students. During academic year 2014-15, we awarded 178 BS degrees, 36 MS degrees and 25 PhDs.