Computer Science

Computer Science Department

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Chico State’s acclaimed Computer Science department offers two bachelor’s degrees and a master's degree, including a fully online option that responds to the ever-changing needs of today’s professionals. 

Our department has been graduating students for over 50 years. With small classes, friendly instructors, and a hands-on approach to teaching, we ensure students develop the problem-solving skills necessary to thrive after graduation.

Recent graduates have been recruited and hired by top companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, NavAir, HP, Chevron, E&J Gallo, AJA, Workday, Microsoft and more. 

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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.