Computer Science

B.S. in Computer Science

Why study Computer Science?

As a student in the Computer Science B.S. program at the University of Cincinnati, you will gain the skills to design, analyze, and develop technology to improve and modernize life for all.

Some important areas of computer science are: the design of more powerful or more easily used computer languages; the design of more powerful compilers, which translate programs written in computer languages into machine-executable code; the design of operating systems; and the design of networks and methodologies for computing over multiple distributed machines.

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), its all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • You will gain education and hands-on training on computational information systems, software development, data science, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
  • Customize your experience with many student organizations and events including ACM student chapter and programming hackathons.
  • Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally recognized co-op program.

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of test scores, class rank and GPA, and co-curricular activities. 

First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Careers in Computer Science are challenging and stimulating. Possible career paths include:

  • Applications programming
  • Web programming
  • Network management
  • Systems programming and analysis
  • Software development and maintenance

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other.

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition Students page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit UC’s International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

 

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417
ceas.ug@uc.edu

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Program Code: 20BC-CS-BSCS