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60+ students participated in the CS-Googler Alumni Panel & Social Networking Event

SJSU Department of Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at San Jose State University (SJSU) is renowned for its excellence in providing students with a comprehensive and practical education. The department boasts a dedicated faculty composed of accomplished experts who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. SJSU's CS program offers a wide range of cutting-edge courses, enabling students to gain a strong foundation in computer science principles while also specializing in areas such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and software engineering.

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Summer Session Courses Offered by CS Department

We are offering 17 courses for students during the Summer 2024 session.

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TreeHacks AI Agent Prize Winners

Congratulations for winning the "Smartest AI Agent Prize"

Congratulations to Chinmay Mahagaonkar, Sanket Kulkarmi, Tanay Godse, and Peteti Sai Mounika for winning the "Smartest AI Agent Prize" Award at TreeHacks 2024. The CS graduate students worked as a team advised by Dr. Mike Wu for the project titled "Pawsome".

Kadin Tang - TCS Codevita

Congratulations to Kadin Tang - Top 25 in TCS Codevita Season XI

Kadin Tang (BS, Computer Science) has made it to the Top 25 in the TCS Codevita out of 112k participants from 25 countries!

Prof. Navrati Saxena

Congratulations to Dr. Navrati Saxena

Congratulations to CS Prof. Navrati Saxena who won the 1st Place in Technology Applications Concept Only CTU 2023 Challenge: Closing the Gender Digital Divide, co-organized by USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and  IEEE CTU (Connecting the Unconnected); she also won the 2023 IETE-CDIL Award for Industry-2023 under the Best Industry-Focussed Paper.

Prof. Nada Attar

Congratulations to Dr. Nada Attar

Congratulations to CS Prof. Nada Attar, working with Darra Hofman (School of Information), Souvick Ghosh (School of Information), and Michele Villagran (School of Information) awarded a Responsible Computing Challenge Award by Mozilla for a collaborative research project title: " CIRCLE: Cross-campus Interdisciplinary Responsible Computing Learning Experiences." , for 1-year (July/2023 - June/2024), in the amount of $150,000.

Prof. Wendy Award

Dr. Wendy Lee awarded

Congratulations to CS Prof. Wendy Lee received the 2023 College of Science Teaching Excellence Award.

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Prof. Faranak Abri

Congratulations to Dr. Faranak Abri

Congratulations to CS Prof. Faranak Abri, working with Dr. Namin and Dr. Jones (both Texas Tech. University) awarded an NSF grant for a collaborative research project title: "SaTC: CORE: Small: Analytical Models for Conversational Social Engineering Attacks." , for 3-years (Oct/2023 - Sept./2026), in the amount of $200,000 (for each PI).

Dr. Fabio Di Troia

Congratulations to Dr. Fabio Di Troia

Prof. Fabio Di Troia, (with Prof. Younghee Park of CMPE), won an 3-years NSF grant on Undergraduate Research Experience for Women in Machine Learning-based Cybersecurity (over $370K award).

Prof. William Andreopoulos

Congratulations to Dr. William Andreopoulos

Congratulations to Prof. William Andreopoulos ( with Dr. Jetcheva and Dr. Rojas (both Computer Engineering) as PIs, and Dr. Wiggins (Sociology ) and Dr. Gutmann (Physics) as co-PIs ), for being awarded the NSF grant for S-STEM: Empowering Low-Income Students to Succeed in Engineering and Computer Science. For a period of 6-years, starting from July 15th, 2023, and ending on June 30th, 2029, a grant amounting to $2,499,411 has been awarded.

Celebration of Diversity

Celebration of Diversity

The CS Department hosted a Celebration of Diversity event on December 2nd 2023, joined by the Department of Linguistics and Language Development (LLD) and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Math/Stat), to celebrate our successful efforts in promoting diversity and in developing interdisciplinary programs.

CS Graduation Party 12-18-2023

CS Celebration Party for  Class Fall 2023

CS Department hosted a Graduation Celebration Party for the Class Fall 2023 at the CS Department after CoS Commencement on December 18, 2023.  

Hackathon Winners

Ideate Hackathon Winners

Congratulations to the following Class of 2025 (BSCS) students on winning third place in the Ideate for Change Hackathon: Anne Mai, Sandra Le, Galit Bolotin, Shreyass Prem Sankar, and Mannan Zinjuvadia.

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Google Cloud Hero Gamified Learning Competition

60+ CS Students were invited by Google to attend the Google Cloud Hero Cup , a gamified learning  competition event at Google's San Jose Campus  on October 26, 2023

Google Alumni Event

Google Alumni Event

6 CS Googler alumni, 2 Google Summer Intern students, and 60+ students participated in the CS-Googler Alumni Panel & Social Networking Event on Friday November 3rd, 2023

CS Faculty Attended 2023 CoS Commencement Ceremony
CS Faculty Attended 2023 CoS Commencement Ceremony

Welcome to the SJSU Computer Science Department

The Department of Computer Science utilizes expert faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, and resources to provide the highest quality education for both undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more about what makes our department so outstanding by learning more about our outstanding students and faculty.

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Contact the Advising Office

Have a question about your major, prerequisites, or graduate requirements? Our advisers are here to help. Find out how to meet in person or over a zoom call below.

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About Us

Learn more about our department's faculty, our programs, our accreditation, and assessment schedules. 

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Permission Code guidelines

Permission Number Policy

Because of impaction, registration in CS courses is restricted by major during the advance registration period. The Department of Computer Science has a Permission Number policy that applies to all CS courses.

Data Science BS

BS in Data Science

The first BS in Data Science degree offered in the California State University system. Begins accepting internal change-of-major students in Spring 2023, and accepting new frosh and transfer students in Fall 2023.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

The CS Department received an Implementation Grant from the Center of Inclusive Computing, in the amount of $800,000 for two years (2021/10/1 - 2023/9/30), to improve the diversity of students in undergraduate programs in computing.



Get an in-depth look at our graduate and undergraduate programs, including which prerequisites students have to take, their requirements, and what students can expect to learn. 



Discover the myriad of resources designed for student success, including advising, important documents, course syllabi, and tutoring opportunities. 


Faculty and Administration

Get to know our current and retired faculty and staff members. Plus, take a look at all of the amazing accomplishments they bring to The Department of Computer Science.


Community and Events

The Department of Computer Science hosts a variety of events throughout the year to help bring together our students, partners, and communities.

Outstanding Alumni News

Jonathan Oribello (MS’20 Bioinformatics) received the 2021 College of Science Outstanding Recent Graduate award in August 2021.

Outstanding Student News

Senior student Alvin Lin (advisor Prof. Teng Moh) received a $2,500 scholarship award from the California Association of Criminalists in July 2021. He was recommended by the Department of Justice Studies.

Outstanding Faculty News

Congratulations to CS Prof. Faranak Abri, working with Dr. Namin and Dr. Jones (both Texas Tech. University) awarded an NSF grant for a collaborative research project title: "SaTC: CORE: Small: Analytical Models for Conversational Social Engineering Attacks." , for 3-years (Oct/2023 - Sept./2026), in the amount of $200,000 (for each PI).    

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We have a job opening for a Part-Time Lecturer for Pool-Computer Science. Take a look at the description for the position, as well as requirements and application instructions.

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