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Computer Science Department


Computer science is all about algorithms: inventing, testing, debugging and improving algorithms that might control a robot's brain, encrypt a stock trade, even simulate an ecosystem. Our bachelor's degree, accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, provides a solid foundation in the basic theories that underpin computer software technology. For those who wish to pursue more advanced studies, our master's degree program offers convenient late afternoon and evening classes. Our prime Silicon Valley location fosters high-tech employment opportunities for our graduates, who currently make up a significant portion of the area's programmers, software architects, system analysts and computer scientists.

Honors Program in Computer Science

The requirements for computer science majors to graduate with departmental honors are: (1) at least a 3.0 G.P.A. overall, (2) at least a 3.5 G.P.A. in the major, (3) Completion of CS 180H (Individual Studies for Honors).

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of "C-" or better is required for courses being used to meet any requirement in any minor or major offered by the Department of Computer Science, including support courses.