College of Science

Dr. Sathya Narayanan Co-Authors Op-Ed

Computer Science professor, Dr. Sathya Narayanan, recently co-authored an Op-Ed piece for EdSource regarding the current capacity of computer science majors.

In this article, Narayanan discusses how the lack of expanded computer science programs at California State Universities (CSUs) can create a roadblock for K-12 programs that support student interest in computer science.

As more K-12 programs integrate computer science into their curricula, student interest in computer science continues to grow. Because of this increase in interest, CSUs are experiencing a surge in applications to computer science programs. The current computer science programs cannot support the growing student demand. As more students major, minor, or take courses in computer science, new applicants are denied entry into programs.