Students with Computing as a Second Major master the fundamental principles of computing, while training in the design and development of systems and applications.

This B.A. prepares students for careers or graduate work in fields that require a solid understanding of computing, and makes an ideal combination with another “big” major such as Engineering or Physics.

Fast Facts
  • Curriculum guided by the Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member of National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Academic Alliance, and Southern Learning Circle, and of San Antonio Women in Technology
  • Member of Cyber Innovation and Research Consortium
Student looks at code on a computer.


What You'll Study

An algorithm for success


Experts in their field, mentors in the classroom

Computer science faculty are avid researchers, with interests spanning a broad range of topics, including theory, ethics, security, simulation of physical and social systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioinformatics, educational game design, mobile systems, and more. Students don’t just learn about these subjects in the classroom, though—they can research alongside faculty, getting hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology.

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Yu Zhang, Ph.D.
Department Chair
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Debra Bradley
Part-Time Faculty
Seth Fogarty
Seth Fogarty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Matthew Hibbs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Britton Horn
Britton Horn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Connie McCollum
Part-Time Faculty
Paul Myers
Paul Myers, Ph.D.
Caruth Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
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Richard Ongkiko
Part-Time Faculty
Sheng Tan
Sheng Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Eva Tuba
Assistant Professor

Student Opportunities

Byte into the real world with hands-on learning


Mach Fellowships provide funding for rising STEM seniors doing research or scholarly activities.

HEP fellowships support summer research.


Research Opportunities

Students participate in faculty research projects and have the opportunity to present their research at conferences, where they interact with other...

Experiential Learning

Many students work in paid summer internships or research projects, and for their senior capstone, the majority of students complete a year-long...

Spaces and Facilities

Undergraduate research labs contain state-of-the-art equipment that is replaced on a regular and frequent schedule.

Student Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Trinity University Women in Computing (TUWIC)

Trinity Women In Science and Technology (TWIST) 

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Trinity’s computer science-related events include...

When You Graduate

Programmed for Success

Our world is increasingly reliant on technology—and with a second major in computer science, Trinity students have highly sought-after skills to give them an edge in a world increasingly reliant on technology, regardless of what field they pursue after graduation.



Computer science is a highly coveted field, and graduates are in demand no matter the industry. Trinity alumni are recruited by businesses of all sizes, as well as research and government organizations, and some also pursue graduate studies.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Harvard
  • Indiana University
  • Princeton
  • Rice University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Career Areas:

  • Consulting
  • Database administration
  • Data analysis
  • Information systems management
  • Project management
  • Software development/engineering

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • Amazon
  • Dell
  • Google
  • HEB
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Rackspace
  • Twitter
  • USAA


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