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Computer Science B.S.

UNO’s Computer Science program offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and follows the guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). All CS majors will get hands-on programming experience, learn fundamental software design principles, and the use industry standard tool chains. CS majors have access to a number of research opportunities or paid internships and apprenticeships through our many industry partners. Our program has diverse course offerings in Artificial Intelligence, Database Administration, Computer Networking, Software Engineering, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Game Development, Mobile Applications, Web frameworks, Computer Forensics, Bioinformatics, Computer Graphics, and much more. With this superb training, our graduates are well prepared to enter the tech industry or admission into graduate school.

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  1. Ability to apply mathematical reasoning and logic to formulate solutions to computing problems.
  2. Ability to analyze a problem statement, identify requirements, and implement a solution.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively and present work coherently to one’s peers.
  4. Ability to assimilate new results, approaches, and paradigms in the computing profession.
  5. Ability to function effectively as a member of a team to collaboratively solve problems.
  6. Appreciation and understanding of ethical, legal, security, and social issues involving computing.
  7. Ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Ability to apply analysis of algorithms and computer theory in the modeling and design of a system to evaluate the tradeoffs involved in design decisions.
  9. Ability to identify and understand the algorithmic core of a problem statement, reduce the problem to a familiar model, and efficiently design a solution using well-known methods.


Degree Requirements

Students develop analytical and creative skills which enable them to pursue careers within the tech industry. The program starts with necessary foundations for computational thinking such as decomposition, abstraction, modeling, iterative design, stepwise refinement, and basic software design principles. It culminates in a capstone design course in which a small team of students designs a software system of their choosing.

Degree Requirements


A concentration in Bioinformatics teaches how to apply techniques from computer science toward solving problems in biology, chemistry, and medicine.  Students in this concentration work hands on with professors in pursuit of scientific discovery & learn valuable research skills.

Game DevelopmentGame Development
Video game development draws on all aspects of computer science and provides a fun, engaging, and creative path to a bachelor’s degree.  This concentration will prepare students to design & build their own interactive visual artifacts for entertainment, training, and education.

Information AssuranceInformation Assurance
In the IA concentration, faculty and students work together on challenging research problems such as reverse engineering malicious software, developing better digital forensics tools to help investigators recover data, and creating new strategies for battling computer viruses.

Minor in Computer Science

The department offers a minor in computer science. See what courses are required to complete the minor

Learn about our computer science minor

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The following table summarizes enrollment and graduation data for the BSc Computer Science program for the past 5 years.  More detailed numbers can be obtained from UNO’s Institutional Research and Data Management (IRDM) website.

Academic Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded
2013-2014 205 17
2014-2015 262 22
2015-2016 314 28
2016-2017 356 30