Computer Science (Systems track)

ACCELERATED OPTION: You can earn this degree and a master's in five years and at a significant savings: Accelerated degree option.

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.

Student organization

  • Akron Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery


Sample Curriculum




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