A beloved teacher and mentor at Utah State from 1992-2006, Kolesar was a valued contributor to the development of USU’s Department of Computer Science.
Bachelor Degrees Awarded
Graduate Degrees Awarded
- BS Computer Science
- 5-Year Combined BS/MS in Computer Science
- Computer Science Minor
- Computer Science Teaching Minor
- Two options for Computer Science MS
- Master of Computer Science
- Data Science MS
- Computer Science PhD
From the Desk of the Department Head
Welcome to the Utah State University Department of Computer Science. Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to enter exciting and fulfilling careers. Located in beautiful Logan, Utah, our students enjoy a balance of outdoor adventures and academic rigor. USU Computer Science faculty members are engaged in groundbreaking research projects, and they are working with collaborators around the world to shape the future.
Our department offers a variety of opportunities for those who wish to pursue an education in Computer Science. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Science Minor, and Computer Science Teaching Minor provide undergraduate students with foundational skills and extensive instruction that will prepare them for careers in Computer Science. We also offer five different online certificates focused on computer science teaching, software development, web and mobile development, and cloud computing.
Our graduate programs provide students with opportunities to learn from rigorous coursework and engage in cutting-edge research.
The Master of Science in Computer Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science provide students with the opportunity of working with our research faculty members, who have expertise in the following areas: artificial intelligence, algorithms, augmented virtual reality, computer science education, computer vision, cybersecurity, data science/data mining, data visualization and visual analytics, database systems, high performance computing and scientific visualization, Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), and human computer interaction.
The Master of Science in Data Science offers students the opportunity to explore the growing fields of data science, big data, data analytics, data mining, data visualization, machine learning, multimedia analysis, and database systems.
Our department also offers the Master of Computer Science (MCS) coursework-only option. This professional degree is a great option for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field who would like to pursue additional education to further themselves in their career. It is also available to individuals who are interested in a career pivot to Computer Science, but prerequisite courses may be required prior to matriculation into the program.
We are excited to welcome you to the department, and we hope to see you around campus soon!
- Dr. Xiaojun Qi, Professor and Department Head