East Tennessee State University - Bachelor Programs

Introduction

Our Campus

In the heart of Johnson City, ETSU's main campus sits on 340 beautiful acres in the shadow of Buffalo and Cherokee Mountains.

Across the ETSU campus you will pass by more than 80 buildings, including academic and teaching facilities, an extraordinary library, state-of-the-art residence halls and athletic facilities, and even an observatory and an outdoor amphitheatre.

The center area of campus recently underwent a transformation as a road and parking areas were removed to create the Quad, a beautiful new green space which is also home to our Veterans Memorial. In early 2014, ETSU will open a new student parking garage that will add over 1,200 additional parking spaces.

In addition to the main campus ETSU has facilities on the VA campus just across the street, a campus in Kingsport, Elizabethton and Sevierville, and several satellite facilities in the area bringing education and resources to the region.

Our Home

ETSU's main campus is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a population of 61,990. Johnson City is situated in the northeast corner of the state bordered by Virginia and North Carolina.

Johnson City has something to offer everyone and appeal to interests you might have. There are numerous restaurants, music venues, multi-screen digital cinemas, a thriving community theatre, and a number of festivals to fill your nights on the town.

In addition, Johnson City is only a day‘s drive away from half of the U.S. population. ETSU has a major presence in the local economy, giving Johnson City the feeling of a "college town," but with a friendly, low-crime community and a beautiful environment that feels more like home than an extended vacation.

Our History

ETSU was founded in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School to educate teachers.

East Tennessee State officially became a college in 1925 when it changed its name to East Tennessee State Teachers College, subsequently gaining accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1927. In 1943, East Tennessee State Teachers College was expanded into a college with a range of liberal arts offerings, becoming East Tennessee State College. The college became a University in 1963, adopting the name it holds today.

ETSU has gone through many changes since its inception. Over the tenure of 9 presidents ETSU has grown to encompass 11 colleges utilizing 4 campuses and several satellite facilities. Among its colleges are the Tennessee Board of Regents only College of Medicine, founded in 1974, and a privately funded College of Pharmacy which admitted its first class in January 2007. Through the years ETSU has grown not just physically but also virtually via its online presence. ETSU opened its first distance education course in 1990. ETSU offered its first online course in 1995 and its first fully online program in 2001, the first of each in the State of Tennessee. ETSU Online has since grown to include nearly 500 courses and 45 fully online degree program concentrations and certificates as of Fall 2013.

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BSc

B.S. - Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a major in biology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The major is designed for students who plan to enter such professions as biology. [+]

Biology Major

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a major in biology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The major is designed for students who plan to enter such professions as biology, biochemistry, science education, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, conservation, and industry. Some of our courses may be appropriate for students in other fields of study who desire to acquaint themselves with the phenomena of living organisms. The department offers the Master of Science in biology, and participates in the PhD in Biomedical Sciences through the Quillen College of Medicine. Further information on graduate programs is contained in the Graduate Catalog.

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Bachelor of Science in Computing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

This programme gives students a strong background in programming, design, computer organization, database management, networking, and software engineering. [+]

Bachelor of Science in Computing The ETSU Department of Computing undergraduate program offers three concentrations: Computer Science Information Systems Information Technology The concentrations share a core of computing courses that give students a strong background in programming, design, computer organization, database management, networking, and software engineering. They emphasize practical skills needed to succeed in careers in computing, including technical skills, written and oral communication, project management, and teamwork. Graduates work throughout the region and nation, at highly competitive salaries and in a wide variety of industries. In addition, many of our graduates go on to further studies, including the department's Master's programs. All undergraduate concentrations are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CASA). Regardless of concentration, Computing majors receive a strong liberal arts background in addition to their major course work. Undergraduate Computer Science Concentration The Computer Science (CS) concentration supplements the Computing core curriculum with courses in object-oriented programming and design, computer architecture and operating systems. The concentration also requires 17 hours of mathematics, including one math course within the department (CSCI 1900), and the calculus sequence required of mathematics majors. This concentration is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge in a scientific, engineering, or mathematical environment, or for those who plan graduate work in computer science or applied computational mathematics. Undergraduate Information Systems Concentration The Information Systems (IS) concentration supplements the Computing core curriculum with courses in enterprise information systems and business processes. The concentration also requires an emphasis in management or accountancy. This concentration is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge in business software development, corporate information systems or information technology work, business process management, and for those who plan graduate work in certain areas of management or information systems. Undergraduate Information Technology Concentration The Information Technology (IT) concentration supplements the Computing core curriculum with courses in web development, visual programming, database, and system administration. This concentration is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge in web development, database management, network administration, and for those who plan graduate work in applied computer science or information technology. ETSU Department of Computing Educational Objectives The ETSU Department of Computing seeks to produce well-prepared computing graduates who in their careers: Exhibit high standards of responsibility and ethics, Communicate effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders, Keep current in their fields of expertise, and Apply computing knowledge to real-world problems. ETSU Department of Computing General Outcomes 1.Each graduate will have the ability to perform well as part of an organization. Each graduate will possess good oral communication skills. Each graduate will possess good written communication skills. Each graduate will have the ability to perform as an integral part of a team. 2.Each graduate will have the ability to perform well as a part of society. Each graduate will have the ability to recognize, discuss and answer questions about a broad range of social, ethical, legal, global and professional issues in the computing field. Each graduate will be prepared with the skills necessary to become life-long learners. 3.Each graduate will possess core knowledge of computer fundamentals. Each graduate will understand and apply database management systems. Each graduate will understand computer networks and networking. 4.Each graduate will possess problem solving skills. Each graduate will have knowledge of the theory and application of discrete math. Each graduate, given an end-user problem statement, will have the ability to completely and accurately identify the requirements, resources and approaches needed to implement a solution. 5.Each graduate will possess the ability to create computer-based solutions. Each graduate will understand the software life cycle. Each graduate will understand how security issues impact his or her solutions. Each graduate will have the ability to use classic and current tools to implement a solution to a given problem. This includes knowledge of two programming languages and mastery of at least one. Computer Science-Specific Outcomes 1.Each graduate of the Computer Science Concentration will have the ability to apply his or her knowledge of the theoretical basis of computation, computer architecture, and systems software in the design of systems and applications. 2.Each graduate of the Computer Science Concentration will have the ability to develop software systems by using established principles and techniques for systems analysis, design and implementation. Information Systems-Specific Outcomes 1.Each graduate of the Information Systems Concentration will have the ability to develop, configure, and maintain business information system solutions. Each graduate will have the ability to configure an information system to conform to contemporary business structures and processes. Each graduate will have the ability to develop and maintain applications within an information systems framework. 2.Each graduate of the Information Systems Concentration will have the ability to analyze and apply computing resources and techniques within a specific professional environment. Each graduate will have the ability to analyze and present the flow of information in strategic and operational information systems within a business environment. Each graduate will have the ability to apply computing resources within business processes in his or her chosen emphasis area. Information Technology-Specific Outcomes 1.Each graduate of the Information Technology Concentration will have the ability to plan and implement web applications that conform to industrial standards using current tools and technologies. Each graduate will have the ability to design, implement and manage a secure server-side web application with broad user interface capabilities. Each graduate will have the ability to plan and create successful web applications congruent with the needs of the target audience and the objectives of the client. 2.Each graduate of the Information Technology Concentration will have the ability to design, implement, and administer heterogeneous networks, clients and servers using current tools, utilities and scripting languages that conform to industrial protocols and security standards. 3.Each graduate of the Information Technology Concentration will have the ability to integrate human computer interaction (HCI) techniques to applications with a solid understanding of HCI’s critical role in software engineering. [-]

BBA

B.B.A. - Accountancy Major

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

A study of accounting theory and procedures underlying financial statement preparation. Additional topics include accountability, financial auditing, financial statement analysis, and income tax accounting. [+]

Accountancy Major, B.B.A. General Program Information ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements

Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level. Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study. Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study. Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives. See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.... [-]


Bachelor of Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The vision of the College of Business and Technology is to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality education in the applied sciences, business, and technology in the region. [+]

Bachelor of Business Administration VISION The vision of the College of Business and Technology is to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality education in the applied sciences, business, and technology in the region. MISSION The mission of the College of Business and Technology is to provide quality education and to promote and support economic and technical development in our region. By Providing our students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance career opportunities and encourage lifelong learning. Advancing knowledge in academic and professional communities through research, creative and scholarly activities. Providing support and leadership to our Departments, our College, our University, our business and civic communities, and our professions. Developing and promoting partnerships with business, industry, government and higher education. GOALS To provide a high-quality, student-centered educational experience. To recruit, retain and support high quality faculty and staff. To promote and support the region’s economic, technical and professional development. To enhance the role of the CBAT Advisory Board. To develop and promote partnerships with individuals, business, industry, government and higher education. [-]