message from chair

Message From Sumanth Yenduri, Chair 

As the Chair of the Department of Computer Science (CS), I am pleased to welcome you!! We hope this website will convey the excitement that pervades in our department.

Computer Science is creative, exciting, dynamic and is being integrated into just about every aspect of our life. Based on the Department of Labor statistics, Computer Science related jobs will be in high demand for the forseeable future. Our students are employed by several local, regional and national businesses. Further, we have a culture of sending students to pursue internships and we promote undergraduate research.

Our goal is to provide the most up to date curriculum in order to create software that benefits our society. Our capstone course offers students an opportunity to work on projects in collaboration with industry. We pride ourselves in providing quality education to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The CS department comprises of nearly 500 students, 1 staff member and 7 faculty members. We are at the forefront of core areas of Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems. We offer BS degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems and a MS degree in Applied Computer Science. Also, we will soon launch a MS degree in Cybersecurity.

I am very proud of our students and faculty. If you haven’t already, please plan to visit us in person. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


Sumanth Yenduri 
Professor and Chairperson

Dr. Yenduri

Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, Ph. D.
Department Chair


Dempster Hall 021A
Department of Computer Science
One University Plaza, MS 5950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701