What makes computer science different at USF?
Our CS students learn to code with humanity in mind. They not only build amazing things, but they understand what fundamental problems need fixing, who are those most vulnerable, and how we might make things better through tech.”
Christopher Brooks, CS department chair
Beyond the Classroom
Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science offers you energy, experiences, and opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
Learn at the Source
CS internships at USF give students more room for variety – from highly structured training with the likes of Amazon or Intel to do-it-all placements with bootstrapped startups eager to make their mark.
Apply What You Know
Spend 15 weeks working on a team, paired with industry mentors, to tackle real-world projects around the Bay Area. You’ll make contacts that will be invaluable as you graduate.
Tap Faculty Expertise
Use generative AI to make custom music management systems. Examine how memes and misinformation start and spread, or detect gerrymandering in political redistricting. Our faculty will pull you into research work they love.
Go Farther, Faster
Our 4+1 CS program lets you earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time and get 50 percent off your last year’s tuition to boot.
average first-year salary for USF CS grads
In jobs or grad school after graduation
Women in major
(2x the national average!)
What’s it like inside a
USF computer science classroom?
No CS class is larger than 30 students, so the 1:1 time with faculty is plentiful and personal. Professors will be looking at your code every day, making sure you’ve mastered each topic and your code is readable and usable by others — no floundering alone online or in huge lecture halls. Alongside foundational courses, you can explore electives in areas you love and that our faculty are expert in, whether that’s human-computer interaction, operating systems, cloud computing, or data visualization. Rather than “write a paper on this” you’ll hear “do this internship with this company I know.”
Yordanos Solomon ’22
I can see why it’s discouraging for other people in my community to want to break into the field, but I hope that seeing more of us represented in this field will encourage others to give it a shot.”
Yordanos Solomon ’22
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