The future is now: mastering the digital world
Watch any old episode of Star Trek and then look at the smartphone in your pocket, and you’ll understand that we are indeed living in the future. Digital computers have evolved faster and become more versatile than any other technology in human history, going from a curiosity just a few decades ago to a vital part of our daily lives today.
Come join our team at SFA and be part of the digital generation as you study computer science, data analytics, computer information systems, informational technology or cyber security. As a student at SFA, you’ll go beyond theory and get your feet wet with in-depth projects, network with industry experts, interact with our teaching-centric faculty and partake in local and national programming competitions.
You’ll have access to state-of-the-art computer labs in our Cole STEM building, including laboratories designed for research activity in game design, app development, augmented and virtual reality and robotics. You’ll gain the skills you need for a variety of jobs, from digital animation to spacecraft design. You’ll also make contact with industry leaders through our advisory council and industrial partners with plentiful opportunities for internships geared toward future employment.
A message from the Department Chair, Dr. Matthew A. Beauregard
Greetings and welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University! The Department of Computer Science is dedicated to serve as a center of excellence for intellectual, cultural and educational development. The department provides a broad educational experience that fosters knowledge and understanding of the technology-oriented field of computer science, information systems, information technology, data science, and cyber security. Our programs are interdisciplinary by design and offer plentiful opportunities for hands-on experience through our accomplished faculty and industrial partners.
We are currently celebrating more than 40 years as a department and are excited to have the opportunity to train and educate our digital generation. Please feel welcome to visit our beautiful campus and, in particular, the new Cole STEM Building. Please take some time to explore our website and programs, and see how SFA is the right place for you.
Matthew A. Beauregard, PhD