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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.

LUMBERJACK SPOTLIGHT

  • 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

  • Data Analytics Major wins Top Scholar award

    Rachel Rucker, a data analytics major, was honored as a Top Scholar at the 2021 SFA Undergraduate Research Conference. Rachel is set to be the first graduate from the data analytics program in May 2022. Learn more about her award-winning project.

    Rachel Rucker

    Rachel Rucker, center, Class of 2022

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

  • Sophia Frugia

    Sophia Frugia

    Sophia is a junior computer science major planning to work as a software engineer after completing her degree. She is a piccolo player in the Lumberjack Marching Band, president of the Lutheran Student Fellowship, secretary for SFA’s Circle K International chapter and a member of the Computer Science Club.

  • Trace Horger

    Trace Horger

    Trace is an information technology major who was named to the Dean’s List both semesters of his freshman year for his academic performance. He works for the SFA Help Desk and Residence Life and is also a part of Computer Science Ambassadors, volunteering at several events, such as STEM Day and Ladyjacks Who Code.

  • Irma Castellanos

    Irma Castellanos

    Irma is a senior information technology major who plans to work as a systems administrator in Deep East Texas. She currently holds an IT internship at Workforce Solutions Development Board.

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