Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers a full range of courses and degree programs. Our programs, in addition to the opportunities to develop professional skills through MECOP and PCEP, are designed to provide students with the educational background to achieve a career in the computing industry. With over 800 undergraduate CS majors and almost 200 graduate students, we offer a community to learn, discover, innovate, and share a curriculum based on the application and theoretical foundations of Computer Science.

The department, one of five in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, is home to 31 regular faculty members who specialize in a variety of research areas such as computer graphics and vision, computer security, databases, intelligent systems, programming languages, software engineering, open source software, sensor networks, and high performance computing.

We invite you to join our Computer Science community and to explore our programs!

Department Office Hours: 

The department is operating during regular hours but relying on virtual meetings, except for absolutely critical activities. Please contact an appropriate person on the list below if you need help via email or if you would like to arrange a time for a phone call or an in-person or online meeting:
Undergraduate Advising:
Graduate Advising:
Department Manager:
Department Chair:
CS Office:

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will respond to any inquiries as soon as we can. 

The Computer Science Department's Coronavirus Response

The Portland State University community stands together against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more with the latest updates about how the Computer Science department is responding.

Statement from the Department Chair

A statement from Dr. Mark Jones, Computer Science Department Chair.