Welcome

Welcome to Utah State University's Computer

Science Department!

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Whether you are a student, parent, or a prospective faculty member, I would like to welcome you to our department. The faculty and staff of this department are proud of what it is, and what it will become. We recognize that the most important part of our department is its students, and we strive always to be student friendly. Our goal is to give our students an outstanding education and outstanding opportunities to participate in cutting edge research projects. We encourage both graduate and undergraduate majors to participate with faculty in research. We are also committed to showing our majors what it means to be a computer scientist through seminars and active student chapters ACM and ACMW (Association for Computing Machinery/Women).

 

This department was established in 1967 as a BS only granting department. Over the years we have grown and strengthened all facets of our program. We now grant BS, MS, MCS, and PhD degrees. We have a diverse student body and faculty. For over a decade our undergraduate emphases in Science, Digital Systems, Information Systems, and now Bioinformatics have been ABET accredited. We are one of six departments in the College of Engineering. At the graduate level our faculty perform research in a wide variety of fields. Computer security, parallel systems, assistive technologies, data mining, software engineering, artificial intelligence, autonomous agents, and bioinformatics are all areas of active research.

In addition to offering all of the educational and research opportunities of an outstanding computer science department, we can also offer our students, faculty, and staff a lifestyle that is outdoor-oriented with access to all of the cultural experiences of a larger city. USU is located in Northern Utah’s beautiful Cache Valley in the city of Logan. With a population of 50,000 we have access to all of the amenities of a modern city, and are still only minutes away from outstanding ski areas, wilderness camping, mountain biking, etc. Logan is host to the nation’s longest one day bike race – LOTOJA, and the Top of Utah Marathon. In addition, Logan is within driving distance of some of America’s premier National Parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone. We are only about an hour away from the Salt Lake Valley with its international airport and world class cultural opportunities.

If you are considering a major in computer science that will prepare you for work in a challenging and intellectually stimulating field with outstanding opportunities for advancement, think USU/CS. If you are looking for a graduate program that will give you the flexibility and facilities needed to develop your research skills, think USU/CS. Or, if you are a computer scientist looking for a faculty position with a department that will challenge you professionally and intellectually, and support you in meeting your goals, think USU/CS.