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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at FloridaPoly. Florida Poly provides leading-edge degree programs that prepare graduates to take on today’s fastest growing
fields. Our mission is to serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied sciences.
The computer science program at Florida Poly is among the first undergraduate degrees
created at the University. The computer science program is an ABET-accredited high-quality
program focused on education and applied research. Our degrees are STEM education-based programs that yield highly skilled graduates who have
strong knowledge in the fundamentals of computer science and who are able to apply
that knowledge to design and implement solutions for arising challenges. The program
prepares students for clear and concise communication when working in a team environment
and careers in industry, government, and academia.
The department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. During their undergraduate
degree, students will join one of our many concentrations that we continuously review
and evaluate for potential adaptation or establishment. Our current concentrations are:
Big Data Analytics
Game Development and Simulation
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Advanced Topics (a non-concentration option where students choose 12 hours of coursework
comprised of courses in the other concentrations or electives in the field).
I am excited to be the chair of the Computer Science Department. Alongside my assistant
chair, Dr. Doga Demirel, we are working with our students, faculty, and staff to make meaningful contributions
in the field of computer science, and graduate students who are job-ready on day one.
There's more to the college experience than lectures and lab work. Florida Poly has
more than 35 student clubs that are run by students for students. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions
and explore new interests by joining a club. The activities below are a few of the
clubs that computer science students most often get involved with.
Students focus on buildingCombat, VEX,andother roboticsand entering them in competitions around the region and across the nation. The Purple
Fire Robotics teamwelcomes students of all skill levels to join.
Members of the Media Club work to provide students with the equipment to discover and explore current and emerging forms of media, including video production, game development,
and audio production.
Facilities and Resources
The Simulation, Instruction, and Multimedia (SIM) Lab is one of the most dynamic and hands-on labs on campus. It supports students across
all majors as they undertake complex, innovative projects. Wearable computers, media
production, game development, and simulated environments regularly take shape in the
lab, which features a multisensory communications center continually updated with
new technologies. Tomorrow’s digital obsessions take shape here, with augmented reality
and virtual reality – and Florida Poly students – playing a starring role.
Innovation, Science, and Technology Building
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805