Computer Science Program - The University of Tulsa

Tandy School of Computer Science

The University of Tulsa’s Tandy School of Computer Science equips students with the knowledge and expertise required for making significant contributions to computer science, simulation and gaming industry and for leveraging learned techniques toward continued professional growth. Students are provided with classroom experiences and research opportunities under the guidance of our experienced faculty.

The Tandy School is led by an energetic faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research at all levels. Undergraduates and graduate students alike enjoy personalized attention in classes and advising. Our faculty specializes in distributed systems, cloud computing, software engineering, gaming and simulation, bioinformatics, computer security and information assurance, cyberphysical systems, intelligent agents, machine learning, robotics and other areas of today’s computing and information technology landscape.

Our students complete a core computer science curriculum and complementary engineering courses while participating in thriving multi-disciplinary research initiatives involving collaborators in other TU colleges as well as external research labs and institutions.

Degree Programs

The Tandy School of Computer Science offers cutting edge programs leading to a bachelor of science degree in computer science (CS) and computer simulation and gaming (CSG). The curriculum is designed to provide students with a useful background in theory, design and applications of digital computers, graphics and information processing. In addition the Tandy School of Computer Science offers both a Master of science and Doctoral degree.

Job placement is successful for more than 90 percent of CS and CSG alumni within six months of graduation. Graduates accept positions at industry giants such as Google or Amazon, savvy independent startups and government security firms.

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  • Our Mission

    The Mission of the Tandy School of Computer Science is:

    • To provide the environment and educational experiences that will enable our students to achieve their educational goals, and to be successful in the workplace and/or successful in graduate school.
    • To provide our students with the desire and the ability for long-term learning that will be necessary for the changing field of computer science.
    • To provide our students with a basis for ethical behavior, conduct, and responsibility for computer science professionals.
    • To conduct scholarly research in computer science and related fields.
    • To provide professional service to the university and regional community.
  • Alumni

    John and Crystal Lister, GPSG, Reston, Virginia

    As University of Tulsa alumni, John and Crystal Lister are exploring the exciting career possibilities that a degree from the TU Tandy School of Computer Science provides. The husband and wife are members of the senior leadership team at Global Professional Services Group (GPSG) in Reston, Virginia. Although GPSG is primarily a recruiting company, John and Crystal implement their cyber capabilities to grow the enterprise and flex their cyber muscles in the digital security sector. They trace the expertise and skillset required to accomplish such a task can be traced back to Tulsa and their cyber security education at TU. Read their story.

    Phil McAllister, Instagram, New York

    With more than one billion monthly users, Instagram is the world’s top photo-sharing mobile app, capturing life’s moments in photos and videos for an online audience. Instagram has become a household name with the help of TU alumnus Philip McAllister (BS ’04). Read his story.

    Nathan Singleton, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Nathan Singleton (BS ’08, MS ’10) has blazed his own trail to success first as a veteran, then a University of Tulsa student and now as a cybersecurity professional. He was the first full-time cybersecurity employee at a Tulsa-based drilling and technology company. Read about Nathan.

    Tony Meehan, Endgame, Washington, D.C.

    With two TU degrees to his name, Tony Meehan (BS ’03, MS ’05) has found his purpose in the cybersecurity field. Meehan is Vice President of Engineering at Endgame, an endpoint security software product company specializing in stopping advanced cyber threats. Their mission: to stop attackers from stealing data. The company recently announced its acquisition by Elastic, a public company with a focus on search, logging, security, and analytics. More about Tony.