Computer Science

The Department offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

The Department offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with concentrations in Computer Science and Information Systems, and minors in Computer Science and Information Systems. The goal of these programs is to train graduates for successful careers in industry and to prepare students for graduate studies.

Students are encouraged to participate in the full-time Cooperative education option that allows them to participate in two full-time 6 month co-ops. Alternatively a student can elect to register for a part-time internship during their regular academic semester for up to two course credits in a single semester. These opportunities enhance the academic experience with hands-on training, provide real-world problem solving, and (normally)students receive compensation in the process. Such experience is also beneficial in seeking post-graduate employment.

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Alex Garston '2019

CS Graduates share their stories

  • Job Title: Software Engineer

    Company: Fidelity Investments 


    I interned at Fidelity summer of 2018. I was introduced to Angular which inspired me to get involved with front end development. I brought that interest with me into my full time position, which has put me on a team that is involved with the website of our project. A recent achievement was a promotion that has motivated me to push myself harder to define myself as a front end developer and expand my knowledge into mobile applications. 


Bob Puishys, CA Technologies speaks at FSU
More Opportunities

Build your professional network

  • Career Services Events
    • Employer Showcase 
      EVERY WEDNESDAY- see Career Services web site
    • 9/7 Career Fair
      jobs on and off campus
      12:30-2:30 pm McForum
    • 11/15 Career Advice Panel
      12-1:30 McForum
  • Programming Competition
    • 38th Annual Regional Conference
      DeSales University
      Center Valley, PA
      Oct. 21-22, 2022
      contact Prof Gao to participate

Internships and Co-ops
Summer 2020 intern

Explore career opportunities

  • Internships & Co-ops:
    • can be taken for course credit
    • enhance your academic experience
    • help identify areas of interest
    • provide professional connections
    • lead to full-time careers
  • Handshake
    online database for Internship,
    Co-op and full-time
    job opportunities
  • Hack Diversity-
    taking applications now
    for 2022/2023 program

Hack Diversity

  • Hack.Diversity is a FREE 8-month career development program for black, Latinx, and/or otherwise underrepresented tech talent to launch and advance technical careers in the Boston innovation economy.

  • deadline to apply for 2022/2023 is September 1 (early decision by Oct) or November 1 (decision in December)

Trevor Kiwumulo

Computer Science Student

Trevor Kiwumulo
2019/2020 participant

"Joining Hack Diversity is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I didn’t know what to expect but after the interview, I came to realize that this is something I've wanted all along. Over the past months, Hack Diversity has shown us that being the minority can be an opportunity to make a breakthrough!

I was connected to WordStream as a 2020 summer intern to practice the skills I learned at FSU and Hack Diversity. As a Hack Diversity alumni, I encourage all underrepresented students to join the Hack Diversity program for a chance to take a step toward your career journey."

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to provide high-quality computer science education through theoretical and hands-on training in analyzing, designing, and implementing software and information systems. Internship and co-op opportunities are supplied. The department helps students enhance their critical thinking ability, communication skills, and understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities. Graduates are prepared for successful careers and receive a strong foundation for life-long learning.


Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the appropriate computing requirements
  2. Design a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet the specifications
  3. Implement and test a computer-based design using current techniques, skills and tools
  4. Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  5. Function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal
  6. Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  7. Use oral and written communication effectively
  8. Recognize the need for continuing professional development


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