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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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.



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!



Chico Community Programming Group is having its first meeting in OCNL340 3-5pm on Wednesday 3/25. Come check it out!

Build a website on Friday 3/27!

If you want a website of your own come check out the web club meeting 12-1pm in Tehama 226 on Friday 3/27. It's gonna be awesome!