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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. 

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.

Recent Good News

  • Prof. Fabio Di Troia won an NSF REU Site Grant award
  • Student teams took part and won at 2023 ICPC programming competition


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 Staff News

The Computer Science Department's analyst Marcia Block received the 2021 College of Science Staff Excellence award in August 2021.

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

Prof. Ben Reed received the IEEE Dependable Computing DSN-2021 Test-of-Time award for his co-authored paper, "Zab: High-performance broadcast for primary-backup systems." The work was published at IEEE DSN-2011 in June 2021.    

Join Our Expert Faculty

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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