Why Should You Consider Computer Science?
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see what a degree in Computer Science can contribute to your goals.
The Chair's Greeting
Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at the
Florida State University. Our mission is:
To strive for excellence in advancing, applying, and
imparting knowledge in computer science through
comprehensive educational programs, research in
collaboration with industry and government, and
dissemination through scholarly publications;
To produce outstanding computer science professionals who have the fundamental knowledge, problem-solving skills, and life-long learning
capability to advance their careers.
To disseminate computer science knowledge to students
and professionals in other disciplines, and
To provide service to the university community,
professional societies, local communities, the state,
and the nation.
The department offers Bachelor programs in Computer
Science, three Master of Science tracks, and Doctoral
degrees in Computer Science. Currently we have over 600
majors in the BS/BA programs and about 160 graduate students
working towards their degrees. Our BS in CS degree program
is accredited by the national ABET Computing Accreditation
Commission (CAC). In addition, we offer
interdisciplinary bachelor's degrees in Computer Criminology and
in Computational Biology, in collaboration with the College of Criminology
and Criminal Justice and the department of Biology, respectively. The
department offers cyber security and information assurance courses and was
the first department in the state to receive the designation "NSA/DHS Center
of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance education (CAEIAE) and
Research (CAR-R)" for FSU.
We are proud to be home to five NSF CAREER Award winners, a
US Dept. of Energy Early Career Principal Investigator Award
winner, an AFOSR Young Investigator Award winner, three Fulbright Scholar
Award winners, an IEEE Fellow, ACM
Distinguished Scientists, and a FSU Distinguished Research Professor.
Our faculty are among the world's leaders in Algorithms, Architecture,
Databases, Distributed Systems, High-Performance Computing, Networking,
Programming Languages and Compilers, Scientific Computing, Security,
Software Engineering, and Vision.
I encourage you to visit and explore our department to see our
cutting edge research and educational programs.
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
Florida State University