Welcome to Computer Science
Computer Science is applied to reason using both art and science. It requires the ability to communicate ideas through a combination of language & powerful technology. It is concerned with the interaction of man & machine, & man's conquest of the future through continuing developments in the application of computers to myriad & specialized problems.
The goal of the Department of Computer Science is to offer programs to a diverse audience:
- students interested primarily in computing.
- students interested primarily in applying to compute to some other field of study.
- students who wish to include computing as part of their general education.
Petition for Spring 2021 permission numbers can be found here:
You may find more registration information hereHere is some important information for students who need CSCI courses in Spring 2021, regardless of your major.
1. Utilize your registration priority well to enroll in the courses you need ASAP. Many core/popular courses will be full the first day/hour of registration. Your priority can be found in the link above.
2. For those courses that are full, please fill out the Google sheets for undergraduate courses and/or graduate courses. The department will use these Google sheets as "waitlists" for all CSCI courses. The waitlists for CSCi classes will be purged the day before instruction begins for Sp 2021 (Jan. 20, 2021). The Department will make a copy of those students who are on the waitlists and we will use the Google sheets along with students' DPR to determine the eligibility and the order of enrollment. Note that these Google sheets are not first come first serve. They are needed based.
3. Students are required to attend the first week of the courses that they request for permission numbers. All CSCI classes and labs zoom links will be posted on the department website before the first day of spring 2021. Absent students are ineligible to obtain permission numbers.
4. The department will start to assign permission numbers during the first week of the semester. Any new requests of permission numbers will not be reviewed after the first week of the semester*.
5. Note that permission numbers are not exchangeable between students. They are assigned after the department's careful reviews. Students violating this policy will be disenrolled from the course and will have lower priority for future permission number requests.
*Exceptions will be only given to compelling cases with proofs provided.