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Department of Computer Science


The Department of Computer Science comprises a rich mix of students from the U.S. and foreign countries. Our faculty's interests span diverse areas in both research and practices. Specialties include: Algorithms, Big Data Analytics and Data Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Brain-Machine Interface, Computer Graphics, Data Mining, Game Programming, High-Performance Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Logics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Meta-heuristics, Parallel/Distributed Processing, Programming Languages, Software and Language Engineering, Theory of Computation, Web Technologies, and Wireless and Mobile Computing. 

For the past nearly 30 years, our alumni have been successful in both academia and industry. Some have gone on to earn PhDs at first-tier universities and become college professors; others have become professionals working at Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Cisco, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Schneider Electric, VMWare, and other firms in Silicon Valley and Fresno. Many of our alumni use their computer-science education to pursue careers in entertainment, government, the military, health care, social work, and science.

Facts and Highlights of Fresno State Computer Science 

Academic Year: 2019- 2020

  • Number of BS majors: 402
  • Number of MS majors: 64
  • Number of full-time and part-time faculty and staff: 12
  • Three options:  BS, MS, and Minor
  • Comprehensive curriculum offering a wide variety of courses in both traditional and emerging fields
  • Course sequences that explore specific areas in more depth
  • Learning environment centered around student success
  • Small class sizes in upper-division and graduate courses
  • Ample opportunity for individual supervision and independent study
  • Active faculty-supervised student research opportunities
  • Active service-learning and community-engagement opportunities
  • Internship opportunities at local and Bay Area companies
  • Cutting-edge Computational Science Center funded by a $250K W.M.Keck Foundation grant


News about the Creation of Computer Science Department in 1986 (2MB)

Computer Science Department Brochure