Prospective Students

Computer Science is the systematic study of computing systems and computation. The body of knowledge contains the theoretical foundation for understanding computing systems and methods, design methodology, algorithms, and software and hardware tools.

The Department of Computer Science offers unique programs, which balance the theory and practice of computer systems.

These programs cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • multimedia and digital game technologies
  • Internet and enterprise computing
  • wireless and mobile computing
  • database and data mining
  • computer security
  • software engineering
  • computational bioinformatics

Computer Science prepares graduates for rewarding careers in all areas of business, government, education, and industry. These organizations, large and small, need computer professionals to address their needs with specific programs and systems. Computer Scientists apply their knowledge of computers and computational methods to build new systems such as:

  • a navigation system for a new space vehicle
  • a marketing research and analysis program for a large corporation
  • a loan analysis system for a bank
  • computer networking and Internet solutions
  • database systems
  • Internet application systems
  • digital games
  • intelligent systems (robots and computer vision)
  • programs for deciphering the secrets of our DNA


For more information, please contact:

Department of Computer Science
Room 522

Phone and Fax
Phone: (657) 278-3700
Fax: (657) 278-7168