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.