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About Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Mission Statement

To generate and disseminate durable knowledge within and around the rapidly evolving discipline of computer science by:

  • Educating bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree candidates within our discipline.
  • Contributing to the education of degree candidates in related fields, including mathematics, meteorology, computer engineering, industrial engineering and electrical engineering.
  • Generating knowledge in theoretical and applied topics within and around our discipline and disseminating the results.
  • Contributing to professional societies within and around our discipline.
  • Producing graduates who are highly sought by industry, government and universities.

School History

Graduate instruction and research in computer science began in 1969 at the University of Oklahoma with the creation of a unit called Information and Computing Sciences. This unit was under the direct supervision of the Provost until 1972, when it became part of the College of Engineering. An undergraduate program in computer science was added in 1976, and computer science became an integral part of the School of Electrical Engineering, which was later renamed as the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The first MS degree in computer science was awarded in 1972, the first PhD in 1973, and the first undergraduate degree in 1979-80.

Computer Science remained in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science until 1992, when the School of Computer Science was formed with nine faculty. Since its creation, the School of Computer Science has grown to 20 faculty, 19 of whom are tenured/tenure track. Each faculty member has expertise in emerging research areas, with the goal of continued growth of the School's research program and quality of instruction. We continue to recruit top undergraduate and graduate students and encourage the development of our students' research interests. 

Beginning with the Spring 2010 semester, we moved our operations to Devon Energy Hall.  The five-story, 103,000-square-foot Devon Energy Hall has some of the latest in technological advancement in its classrooms, team rooms, teaching labs and research space, providing the best for our students of today and tomorrow.