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CSU San Marcos Academic Offerings: Computer Science & Information Systems


  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Options in:
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Information Systems
  • Minor in Computer Science


Computer Science is basically the study of problem solving on computers. We utilize the power of computers in the problem solving process while dealing with the constraints of computers. We offer to the undergraduate and graduate student a rich mix of modern computer science courses. Common to these offerings are the power, beauty, and utility of computational thought.

Applications of Computer Science knowledge include almost every field from business to education, from humanities to social sciences, or from natural sciences to engineering. Therefore, the study of Computer Science contains many fields such as computer architecture, programming languages, computer networking, database systems, information management, artificial intelligence and numerical analysis.

The California State University San Marcos undergraduate study in Computer Science emphasizes both theoretical foundations and practical applications. Students will learn algorithms, data structures, software design, the concepts of programming languages, computer organization, and computer architecture. The program stresses analysis and design experiences with substantial laboratory work, including software development.


To learn more about Computer Science programs at CSU San Marcos, please visit the Computer Science department website.