Welcome to the SJSU Department of Computer Science
|Professor and Formal Chair Dr. Sami Khuri retired from SJSU in July 2019: Prof. Khuri joined the (then) Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, SJSU, in August 1992. He became the Chairman of the Dept. of Computer Science in August 2014. Under his strong leadership, the Department has seen a solid, steady growth, including hiring 8 tenure-track faculty members, increase in student body from 382 FTEs in Fall 2013 to 655 FTEs in Fall 2019, creating two new programs (BS Minor in Bioinformatics and MS in Bioinformatics), obtaining collectively more than $250K|
|in external research grants and gifts, passing ABET accreditation with the highest honors (6 years), complete remodeling of all eleven faculty offices, two conference rooms (MH210 and MH229), and the CS office; the list can go on and on. Dr. Sami Khuri is an outstanding educator, a respectable scholar passionate about bioinformatics and interdisciplinary research, a diligent administrator, and a great person well-liked by many people both within and outside of the Department. We surely miss him, and wish him the best in his future endeavors!|
New! Effective Spring 2019: MS in Bioinformatics
The Department of Computer Science strives to provide the highest quality education in Computer Science at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We offer programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree (BSCS), and the Master of Science degree (MSCS). We also offer Computer Science Certificates in Cybersecurity. Our Bachelor's degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Both programs, BSCS and MSCS, are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The Department of Computer Science, jointly with the Department of Computer Engineering, offers a program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering (BSSE).
We offer a Minor in Bioinformatics and, jointly with the Departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics.