We are delighted to announce that the Department of Computer Science has joined the Mike Cottrell College of Business.

This new addition allows the Mike Cottrell College of Business to integrate business and computer information courses in ways that enhance academic offerings to students and strengthen the impact that the Mike Cottrell College of Business at UNG has across the north Georgia region. A department name change is forthcoming, and will be announced once official.

Also, we would like to congratulate the Department of Computer Science on their anniversary. August is the 30th anniversary of the bachelor’s degree program in computer science at University of North Georgia. In 1983, very few universities offered complete degree programs in computing.

Here are a few fun facts about 1983 and the Department of Computer Science:

  • In 1983, Dr. Phil Buckhiester was the department head.
  • In 1983, tuition and fees for a three-month term totaled a whopping $308…plus another $3 per quarter if you registered a vehicle on campus. Room and board was an additional $502 per quarter.
  • The first computer science course ever offered at UNG was in 1968.
  • A minor in computer science was first offered in 1978.
  • The first seven computer science majors graduated in 1984 and over the decades more than 340 computer science and information systems alumni would follow their footsteps.

Computer Science graduates have gone on to rewarding careers at IBM, Adobe, AT&T, Equifax, Blizzard Entertainment, CareerBuilder, ADP, HP, MetLife, Norfolk Southern, UPS, the US Army, and countless other organizations worldwide.

With a combined total of more than 450 computer science and information systems majors, there’s never been a better time to begin a career in information technology and computer science.
Please help us welcome our new colleagues in the Mike Cottrell College of Business.