About Us

The Department of Computer Science is a part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and offers courses at both Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.

Computer Science is the study of computer systems including hardware and software. As a CS student you will learn not only programming languages, but how to design computer systems, how people interact with computers, how to handle large amounts of information, how to build networks, create websites, computer animation, robotics, and much more.


The Computer Science Department strives for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education to impart the knowledge of computer science and instill a commitment to lifelong learning in students. Students learn to apply their knowledge to solve practical problems in an ethical way. The department provides for and encourages the collegial, intellectual academic growth of its faculty.

Fun Facts

Current and recently graduated students have received internship and job offers from Amazon Web Services, American Airlines, American Express, Boeing, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, Facebook, Google, H-E-B, IBM, Intel, Invoice Cloud, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, JPMorgan Chase, LendKey, Lightning Step Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mission Economic Development Corporation, OmniSci, PSJA ICSD, Region One, Sysco, Target, USAA, USC ICT, Wal Mart, Wells Fargo and more!

Dr. Robert Schweller and Dr. Tim Wylie were awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their proposal, “Unifying Self-Assembly Through Tile Automata”.

Dr. Dongchul Kim was awarded a $330,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture for his proposal “ Applying Computer Vision Technologies To Honey Bee Health and Surveillance: Building Capacity in Agricultural Engineering at an HSI”.

We are implementing new programs in development in cyber-security, user experience and user interface design, and interdisciplinary computational science

The International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security was hosted by UTRGV at South Padre Island

A new Google Developer Student Club, one of 125 in the United States, started by our wonderful elite students.