Computer science majors have multiple separate usernames and passwords. These credentials are for the computer science servers:
- Icarus (Linux)
- Athena (Windows)
- phpMyAdmin access
- Standard Weber State username and password
At the beginning of each semester, new computer science majors are automatically given webspaces on the Icarus server. If a student registers after this time, they will have to contact a lab aide to have their accounts created manually. Periodically old data is purged when storage on the server becomes sparse. Therefore, students are urged to back-up anything of importance near the end of each semester.
The following is a brief list of the major software used by the Computer Science Department. The Computer Science Department partners with Microsoft to provide students access to operating systems (both client and server) as well as development tools used in classes taught in the Computer Science Department. These programs are available for free for students to install on their personal computers.
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Computer Science students are required to have a computer that meets or exceeds the following minimum specifications:
- i7 / Quad-Core i5 / Ryzen Equivalent
- 16 GB RAM
- 256 GB Storage (500 GB Preferred)
- WIFI 6
- Webcam & Mic (built-in, or external)
- Windows, OSx, or Linux
- 15" screen or larger is preferred
There are also a limited number of laptop's available to checkout during a class period from Lab Aide's.
Hours of Operation
Main Campus: M-TH (7:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Davis Campus: M-TH (3:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)