http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevens...ce-department-increases-athletic-budgets-hmm/ University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department, Increases Athletic Budgets. Hmm. Wow, no one saw this coming. The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments. Let’s get this straight: in the midst of a technology revolution, with a shortage of engineers and computer scientists, UF decides to cut computer science completely?