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Welcome to Computer Science

It is an exciting time to be a computer scientist.  During the past two decades, search engines, smart phones and social media have transformed our world.  In the coming years, the Internet of Things, intelligent devices and personalized robots will transform our world again.  If you enjoy creative problem solving, working with people and using computers to help invent the future, then you should consider studying computer science!

Because software pervades our world, computer scientists enjoy impactful, meaningful careers that include helping people lead healthier and more independent lives, taking better care of our environment, improving urban infrastructure and developing games.  On top of this, a high market demand for computer scientists results in flexible, well-paid careers.

If this interests you, then Welcome to Computer Science at ISU!

Our Mission

We educate undergraduate and graduate students in the principles and practices of computer science, preparing them for computing careers and for a lifetime of learning.


Our Programs

We offer bachelor's and master's degrees with multiple options, plus a minor in computer science.

Learn more about the degrees we offer. It's an exciting time to be a computer scientist!

Our Research

Our faculty have varied research interests and expertise, offering a variety of opportunities for students. Laboratories include the Empirical Software Engineering Laboratory and the Immersive Environments Laboratory.

Tutoring Services

During this online instruction period, the CS department provides online one-on-one tutoring using Zoom in which CS tutors, hired by the department, are available to assist students. Students needing assistance should click on the CS tutoring link and follow the instructions ( If you are interested in becoming a CS tutor or wish to volunteer, please contact Jon Holmes (

Note that Zoom is able to do screen-sharing and white-board (available through screen-share menu). To access all features of Zoom, be sure you are using the desktop version of the application.

Student Resources:

  • Please reach out to your professor with course-specific questions, or to your CS advisor with degree or advising questions.
  • For additional questions or if you want to switch to a CS major and have CS advisors assigned to you, Please contact David Beard (, Paul Bodily (, Steve Chiu (, Isaac Griffith (, or Leslie Kerby (

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