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Welcome to the Digital Age

The department of Computer Science is a research- and teaching-oriented department with curricula offerings at the Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral level. The department comprises 17 full-time faculty and four staff. While the department offers traditional, general Computer Science programs, it emphasizes Digital Forensics, Information Assurance, and Cybersecurity.

The department is proud of its record of providing high quality professionals to business and industry, and to State and Federal agencies. The Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the State and the Director of the State’s Cybersecurity division are among our alumni. Our alumni include professionals at Dell, Exxon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Rackspace, and Texas Instruments, to name but a few.

In common with the university as a whole, the majority of our undergraduate students are drawn from Houston/Dallas corridor but with a healthy minority of students from every continent. Our graduate students are recruited nationally and internationally with majority being working professionals. The department is proud of its diversity and inclusivity.

We hope that the information provided on this site will be useful to prospective and current students, faculty members, others in the SHSU community, and the public. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information about the work of the Department of Computer Science.