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welcome to the department of computer science

The field of computer science is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy. Every aspect of modern life is touched by computers. Whether you dream of being a software engineer, designing video games or teaching the next generation, a foundation in computer science is a valuable asset when starting a rewarding career or pursuing further education.


  • From SFA to Google

    Samuel Jentsch is a 2017 SFA graduate with a double major in computer science and mathematics. While attending SFA, Sam was a grader, a tutor and provided technical support for the department. He also spent summers interning for NASA and GE, where he was recognized for innovative projects. Sam has accepted a job at Google doing software development.

    Samuel Jentsch, SFA Class of 2017

    Samuel Jentsch, Class of 2017

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

SFA Hands-on Lab Activities

SFA Hands-on Lab Activities

Every spring the Department of Computer Science hosts an annual Programming Contest. 2017 marked our 42nd Annual Programming Contest. Students are given ten problems to solve in a limited amount of time. They utilize skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and software development to compete for prizes and bragging rights!

Student Activities

Student Activities

SFA's Computer Science Department hosts a variety of activities throughout the year. The Computer Science Club also hosts fun events like LAN gaming parties, movie nights, field trips, technology lectures and Q&A sessions.

Meet Our Students

  • Ryan Thomson

    Ryan Thomson

    Ryan has received numerous scholarships from the Department of Computer Science, serves as a department grader and is interested in cybersecurity. His degree will prepare him for a career in this area.

  • Davonte Witcher

    Davonte Witcher

    Davonte's amazing academic performance has earned him a spot on the Dean’s Advisory Council, the President’s List and the Dean’s List. He is also a Smith-Hutson Scholar. In addition to his studies, Davonte also works as a software developer at Elliott Electric Supply.

  • Jordan Barge

    Jordan Barge

    Jordan has received numerous university scholarships and academic awards from the Department of Computer Science. She has also been on the President’s or Dean’s list every semester since she came to SFA. In addition, Jordan works for Residence Life and as an instructor for SFA 101.

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    P.O. Box 13063, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962


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