A Generation in the Making
Computer and computing education at Georgia Tech dates back more than a generation, to 1964 and the establishment of the Information Science program and a master's degree program in Information Science—the first graduate degree of its kind in the country.
By 1970, the program had grown in size and prestige enough to become a school in its own right, the School of Information and Computer Science (ICS), and began awarding doctorates in ICS and bachelor's degrees in information science.
Computing scored another first in 1990 when Georgia Tech became the first public university in the nation to raise the discipline to college status.
Since then, the College of Computing has maintained a leadership role by expanding its academic programs and initiatives, developing new facilities, and supporting research in an increasing array of computing and computing-related areas. In 2007, the College elevated two divisions to become the School of Computer Science and the School of Interactive Computing.
The timeline below represents only a summary of the long and rich history of computing at Georgia Tech. For a deeper dive, please visit our GT Computing 25-50 Anniversary website.