Computer Science

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.

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.

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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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Department of Computer Science

Contact: Dr. Tim O’Neil

Career Opportunities

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. 

Career services

Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.