Computer science students are offered a rich experience that includes opportunities and activities that occur outside the classroom setting: Students can work with faculty on research and can also participate in two student organizations (a student chapter of the ACM, and Trinity Women in Computing).
Undergraduates participate alongside faculty in specialized research projects. Students have the opportunity to publish their research at conferences, where they may interact with graduate students and scientists in their fields.
Classrooms and labs for use by undergraduate students contain state-of-the-art equipment that is replaced on a regular and frequent schedule. The department actively pursues and is awarded research funding and grants for undergraduate computer science students and for the purchase of software and high-performance graphics workstations. Courses frequently make use of network-based digital materials developed by faculty.
In addition, the department vigorously pursues scholarship funds for students.
An on-campus student chapter of the professional organization Association for Computing Machinery sponsors extracurricular activities, including campus lectures, service projects, field trips, and programming contests. Also, local student organization TUWIC (Trinity University Women in Computing) sponsors activities meant to support and increase female engagement with computing, including outreach to local middle-school girls.