Computer Science

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The department prepares students for fulfilling careers in the computing sciences by providing an excellent educational experience within an engaging, friendly, learning community. Our efforts in teaching, research, and service make our department an important regional, national, and international resource center for the advancement of our discipline and for the development of computing and information technology systems and applications.


The Department's Mission is to advance knowledge in the computing sciences by providing our students with the highest quality educational experience. The Department strives to:

  • Provide excellence in teaching;
  • Develop a community of scholars that includes faculty, staff, students and alumni;
  • Provide service to others;
  • Respond to the changing demands for trained computing professionals.

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New Faculty Candidate

Our first candidate (Wensheng Wu) is coming to Chico THIS Monday March 2The faculty are very interesting in hearing student opinions. For times & locations follow the link.


Hiring Tenure-Track Faculty

Click here to learn more about the Faculty Vacancy.

You can apply directly for the job here.

Dreamspark Program

Access the Dreamspark Software Catalog which includes free 1 year licenses for products such as VMWare and others. Before accessing the catalog be sure to Create an Account.



Modern Web Tools Saturday March 7th 12-2pm OCNL244

If you want to build websites or you already do then you will benefit from this. We will go over useful productivity and efficiency tools to improve your quality & workflow. Signup here!

ACM Club Weekly Meetings

Tuesday Meetings
Where: LANG 303
When: 2-3:30pm

Friday Meetings
Where: OCNL 119
When: 1-3pm


Web Development & Design Club Information

Go to and sign up for the mailing list to stay in touch. Join the club here!