Department Mission & Vision


The Department of Computer Science’s primary mission is to expand and diversify the pool of qualified individuals in the computing profession and to advance knowledge in systems and computer science by providing high quality instruction and conducting research that addresses technical challenges and societal problems.


The Department of Computer Science will continue to be the department of choice for students seeking high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in systems and computer science. The Department will be recognized across the nation and the global community for research and education that produces diverse and versatile professionals. Graduates from our department will be able to:

  1. Utilize their knowledge, problem-solving, and communication skills in professional careers in government agencies, non-profits, and the private sector.
  2. Conceptualize, analyze, design, implement, and evaluate a computational solution to a real life problem using appropriate tools independently and as members or leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Will have earned or will be pursuing graduate and professional degrees and/or professional development opportunities, including those required to pursue and maintain professional certifications.


Howard West: A First Step in Creating More Opportunities for African-American Engineers

Fri, February 2, 2018

Howard West, an educational and career development initiative between Howard University and Google, Inc., is a first step in creating more opportunities for African-American engineers. Howard West, a vision of President Frederick, was realized in 2017 with a successful pilot program. (Photo credit: Google) Read More >>

Dr. Burge to speak at TedX Howard University

Mon, August 29, 2016

TEDx brings together bright minds to give idea-focused talks that range from a wide scope of subjects, which foster learning, inspiration and provoke impactful conversations. Read More >>


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