Computer Science

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.

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.

Akron Advantage

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • engage in research activities with NASA Glenn Research Center

Hands-on Research

Experience computer science firsthand through our research facilities:

  • Two computer laboratories with 20 dual-booting workstations
  • Two cluster computers for classroom use and research
  • Access to NASA Glenn Research Center and 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.


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

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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