UCA’s Department of Computer Science recently received a formal accreditation notice from the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). The ABET CAC is the only agency in the nation to accredit programs in computer science, information systems, and information technology. Across the nation, there are only about 300 programs accredited by ABET/CAC. UCA’s computer science program is a newly accredited program, and this accreditation extends retroactively from October 1, 2006. The decision was made as a result of a rigorous assessment and review. Graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession. In fact, many employers require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification. This accreditation assures that UCA’s computer science undergraduate program has met quality standards set by the profession.