Computer Science (Systems Track)

Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer science deals with the storage, transformation and transfer of information. It is often considered to be
a branch of engineering because of its applicability.

  • Comprehensive curriculum covers programming, languages, operating systems and mathematics
  • You can earn a B.S. in Computer Science with one of two tracks:
    — The Management Track is focused on designing and developing systems for business information management.
    — The System Track allows customization of the necessary courses. 

Professional Preparation

  • Every course requires students to write computer programs and use a variety of computer languages, hardware and operating systems to prepare for work in industrial, commercial, government or university settings.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • engage in research activities with local industry

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience computer science firsthand through our research facilities: 

  • Two computer laboratories with 20 dual-booting workstations
  • A cluster computer for classroom use and research
  • Access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program in the computer science field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Computer Science Student Organization

Interact with other computer science students and professionals in the field through the Akron Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.


Curriculum Guide


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Department of Computer Science

Contact: Dr. David Steer

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in computer science offers many opportunities for professionals with technical knowledge and computer skills who can write and communicate effectively.

Possible positions with a bachelor's degree:

  • systems analysts
  • computer scientists
  • data administrators
  • systems integrators
  • artificial intelligence specialists
  • technical writers and information designers
  • sales, service and management

Career Outlook

Computer scientists and database administrators are projected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade. 

A&S Careers Program

Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
  • computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
  • volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
  • department-specific mentoring arrangements



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