The Department has 26 regular faculty members who specialize in a variety of research areas, including, among others, computer graphics and vision, computer security, databases, intelligent systems, programming languages, software engineering, open source software, sensor networks and other aspects of networking, and high performance computing. To learn more, visit the main research page, or go to individual faculty web pages.
We have a dedicated staff including a full-time undergraduate coordinator who advises students about their programs, and a full-time graduate advisor. We offer Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees. We have over 800 undergraduate majors and almost 130 graduate students, including 30 Ph.D. students.
The Department participates in the state-wide MECOP internship program, as well as the PSU-exclusive PCEP internship program. Additionally, a great many students also find their own internships among the many high-tech companies in our area, sometimes called the "Silicon Forest". The department encourages internships as a great complement to formal learning.