Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Resources

Student Organizations and Honor Societies

For more information on Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Computer Science Club, please visit the organizations and honor societies page.


The CSC 385 Internship course can serve as an upper-level elective for computer science and computer information systems majors, and it can apply to information technology major requirements. Application can be made for the course through the internship director. Although the Department of Computer Science may be able to provide information about available internships, responsibility for obtaining a suitable internship position rests with the student. The working hours/credit hours relationship depends upon the type of position and the number of hours worked per week. Ordinarily, fifteen or more working hours per week yield one credit hour per regular semester. Deviations in the working hour-credit relationship must be approved in advance by the internship director. Contact Dr. Pickard, the internship director, to apply or to get more information at or (936)468-2508.


Alumni Association Scholarships

The SFA Alumni Association administers a number of alumni scholarships created by graduates of the Department of Computer Science.

Computer Science Scholarship Fund

Created by the Department of Computer Science Advisory Council and funded with membership fees from the Advisory Council and contributions from alumni and friends.

Focus POS Systems Scholarship

Endowed by 1986 SFA graduates Lance Hirsch and James Foreman, founders of Focus POS Systems, a Texas-based technology company.

George W. Dailey Memorial Computer Science Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor Dr. George Dailey, a member of the faculty from 1975 until his death in 2004.

Visit here for more information on scholarships.


McGee Computing Laboratory

The McGee Computing Laboratory, located on the third floor of the McGee Building, is a general-purpose computing facility. The main area of the Laboratory (Room 314) contains a variety of microcomputer systems. An adjacent room (Room 377) contains the Information Technology Laboratory. All of the microcomputers are connected to the academic server through the campus network. Software, manuals, and other documentation are available for use in the Laboratory.

There are over one hundred personal computers and workstations in the McGee Computing Laboratory. Approximately ninety percent of the personal computers are Windows 7 based systems that are networked together by two file servers running Samba. These systems primarily support the applications used in the College of Business curriculum. Such applications include word processing (WordPerfect & Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), WWW browsers, programming languages, and other miscellaneous software. The remaining ten percent of the systems are UNIX workstations (Linux).

The academic computer system offers programming languages, database products, E-Mail, and networking software that connects SFASU to the rest of the world via the national network Internet 2.