Alabama A&M Computer Science Receives ABET Reaccreditation

The Alabama A&M University bachelor’s of science degree program in computer science has received reaccreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical fields leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies. 

The oldest computer science program in the State of Alabama and one of the oldest in the nation, AAMU received the maximum term of ABET Accreditation through September of 2029 after meeting the rigorous standards of the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. 

“Our faculty are excited to offer a program that prepares graduates to compete in the global market,” said John D. Jones, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We are honored to achieve sustained excellent standing with ABET and accept this endorsement as a recognition of our commitment to high standards and continued improvement.”

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

“This accreditation is a widely recognized sign of quality,” said Dr. Zhengtao Deng, Dean of the AAMU College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences. “This is an exciting achievement by students, faculty, and administration in the program. Students and colleagues around the world will continue to see that Alabama A&M University exemplifies excellence through this program.”

An internationally respected organization with over 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-education standards in its fields for 90 years. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.ABET.org.