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Department of
Computer Science


  • From Top Scholar to Law School

    Rachel Rucker is a 2022 graduate of our data analytics program. While at SFA, she worked on multiple research projects in data science and earned top-scholar honors for her data analytics work investigating the 2020 election.  She loves bringing together data science and policy; She is a JD candidate at Northwestern University School of Law and served as judicial extern at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

    Rachel Rucker

    Rachel Rucker, center, Class of 2022

  • Exemplary Graduate, Leader and now Software Engineer

    Kniledge Johns is a graduate of our computer science program. While at SFA, he was well known for his intellectual acumen, work-ethic and leadership skills. Notably, he earned an internship with IBM, played and served as the president of the SFA Rugby team, and was selected as the inaugural student president of the Department's Student Advisory Board. He works as software engineer at Accenture and continues to remain involved in the Department of Computer Science and SFA Rugby team.

    Kniledge Johns while on the SFA Rugby team

    Kniledge Johns

  • Technology Innovator and Award-Winning Graduate

    Madison Kelsey is a graduate of our computer science program. She actively engaged in numerous faculty mentored research projects, most notably in virtual and augmented reality. She earned multiple awards for developing real-time translation of surrounding audio to subtitles and translation of one language to another. This included winning Top Scholar for the College of Sciences and Mathematics. She works as a software developer at NacSpace and remains involved in the Department of Computer Science.

    Madison Kelsey presenting at the Undergraduate Research Showcase

    Madison Kelsey

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.

Meet Our Students

  • Michael Hill, Computer Science

    Michael Hill

    The support of this program has granted me so many opportunities to learn and get involved. My one-on-one conversations with professors here have equipped me with the skills needed to help others learn computer science through the STEM Research and Learning Center and the Academic Assistance and Resource Center here at SFA. As a part of my coursework, I've learned skills necessary to pursue my own love of programming through the art of game design, as well as scratch that itch for problem-solving we all have as programmers.

  • Megan Arney, Computer Science

    Megan Arney

    As a member of the School of Honors, I have been given the opportunity and freedom to work on exciting and fulfilling research projects to earn honors credit for my computer science courses. The experience I have gained at SFA has been immeasurable and strengthened my confidence for the future.

  • Yazmin Jackson, Computer Science

    Yazmin Jackson

    My days at SFA weren't just textbooks and tests. My SFA Help Desk internship is where I discovered my passion for technology, my love for working with people and the grit to tackle any challenge. Today, I'm proud to be an Associate Software Engineer at Optomi Professional Services, a testament to the invaluable skills and real-world experience I gained at SFA. So, to all the aspiring techs out there, don’t underestimate the power of starting small and getting involved. Go Lumberjacks!

  • Eldrick Lofton, Computer Science

    Eldrick Lofton

    Being involved at the STEM Research and Learning Center has been an amazing experience! As a student assistant, I have met amazing staff and enjoyed engaging with our local community. My classes have allowed me to gain in-depth knowledge of the components that make up IT infrastructure. The department’s internship program helped me grow in my understanding of what to expect as an IT professional in the business world. I feel prepared for everything going forward thanks to the internship, my service as an assistant, and the coursework taught within a positive learning environment.

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