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Welcome to the Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Program at MSU prepares students for exciting career opportunities in computing. Computer science majors complete a curriculum which is based on fundamental concepts in computing. Such a curriculum enables our graduates to obtain financially rewarding positions in today's job market and easily adapt to the changing requirements of tomorrow's computing industry. Midwestern State University offers B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees in computer science.


Departmental FactsDepartmental Facilities
Average student-to-teacher ratio6:1Unix Laboratory10 Sun Workstations (Running Solaris 8)
Number of undergraduate majors145Personal Computer Laboratory15 PC Systems (2002 Dells Running Win2k)
Number of graduate majors45Multimedia Laboratory7 Intergraph Workstations
Number of BS degrees awarded each year10Research Laboratory8 High-end PC Systems
Number of MS degrees awarded each year10Computer Literacy Laboratory24 PC Systems (2002 Dells Running Win2k)



Two organizations, the ACM professional society and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, sponsor several activities each year which stimulate, professional, and social interest among the students.


Financial Assistance

The O.A. Daniel scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen and returning computer science students each year (for scholarship application email Computer Science Department at:


Alumni Wins Award

Midwestern's Computer Science alumni Richard G. Russell wins the EEMBC's MVP award. Richard, a 1989 graduate of MSU, is also one of the authors of the book Fast Ethernet.