Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of our programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty. They serve the state, the nation, and the world by knowledge, preparing for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. The Department of Computer Science is recognized throughout the world as a leader in education and research. The department and its graduates have long been at the forefront of modern computing beginning with the ILLIAC in 1952, and continuing with the creation of Mosaic, the first graphic web browser, through the most recent Internet era.
The undergraduate program in computer science provides the knowledge required for long-term success in a rapidly changing field. Computer science emphasizes not only current techniques, tools, and programming languages but also emerging conceptual frameworks that provide a view of the future.
Undergraduates majoring in computer science develop competence in programming principles and methodologies, problem-solving techniques, mathematics, and computer systems. Computer science training is critical for many careers in science, engineering, business, and health care.
Students may declare a major in computer science when they are admitted to the University or afterward. Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). All students begin the major as Bachelor of Arts students but may switch to the Bachelor of Science programs at any time. Both degrees require a mixture of skills in mathematics, programming languages, and theory.
College Student Academic Services, in partnership with our faculty and staff across the University, is dedicated to helping undergraduate students achieve their educational and personal goals, and to maintaining the academic integrity of our degree programs. We welcome students, encourage them to be active participants in their educational experience, and celebrate their milestones.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.
Computer science permeates all modern endeavors in academia, government and industry, and its role will continue to grow. Our mission, as the flagship computer science program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is to:
Provide excellent undergraduate and graduate education in a state-of-the-art environment, preparing students for careers as computer scientists in industry, government and academia;
Advance theoretical, experimental, and applied computer science through nationally and internationally recognized research by faculty and students; and
Support society by participating in and encouraging technology transfer.
Since 1891, the University of La Verne has been dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering service, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. Though decades of growth have changed its appearance and reach, La Verne has retained its sense of purpose, seeking to provide students with individual attention to spark personal growth through intellectual challenge and development. The University takes pride in knowing its nearly 50,000 alumni worldwide have made a difference in their professions and communities. It is the mission of the University of La Verne to provide opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals and become contributing citizens to the global community. The university provides a student-centred, values-based, and diverse learning environment. The university encourages effective teaching, research, scholarly contributions, and service to the greater community by sharing its academic, professional and individual resources.
The Department seeks to establish itself as an excellent school with projection interdisciplinary computing and the proper relationship with the productive sector and services. This should translate into graduates trained to meet and go beyond the requirements of society in research with real impact on our environment and international recognition and identity in a community with scientific, educational and professional. All these activities should lead to better use and application of information technology in the country. Achieving such a state entails meet objectives in the five areas of activity of the Department: research, teaching, training, projecting to the outside world and teacher professional development.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the largest member of the University of Louisiana System, is a public institution of higher education offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Within the Carnegie classification, the University is designated as a Research University with High Research Activity. The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service.
The School of Computing and Informatics has a dedicated faculty with teaching and research expertise in all major branches of computer science, computer engineering, and information studies. Students choose from a diverse set of courses being offered every semester and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University educates students and advances knowledge in areas of importance to the State, the nation, and the world. The University is committed to preeminence as a national center of research and graduate education, and as the institution of choice for Maryland’s undergraduates of exceptional ability and promise.
The University of Maryland is home to the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. The Center is committed to improving gender diversity for current and future generations of computer scientists through retention, research, and outreach programs. For a listing of current programs and more information, please visit: mcwic.cs.umd.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, as well as numerous corporate donors generously support the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. Specifically involved in the NCWIT Academic Alliance are the College of Information Studies and the Department of Computer Science.
Samir Khuller (Chair of the Computer Science Department)
Jandelyn Plane (Director of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing)
Ben Shneiderman (Professor in the Computer Science Departmnet)
The Department has created an outstanding research program. Research efforts are strongly supported by government at all levels and by private industry. The program has grown dramatically as the University continues to gain recognition for dynamic, high-quality research. Their research program works closely with other top university computer science departments and major companies in the computer industry to advance computer science research. They have developed a highly respected program of teaching and research organized around three primary areas: computer systems, theory of computation and artificial intelligence. Department faculty represents some of the most distinguished individuals active in computing research and education. The curriculum is designed to take advantage of the breadth and quality of the research program, providing a rich basis for the development of new perspectives and research directions. Their Women's Group exists to serve the women of the Computer Science departments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.