The B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science and the Computer Information Systems programs offer a flexible curriculum that allow students to specialize in one or more of four areas within computer science: information science, software engineering, systems and traditional computer science. These programs can be completed in three years and have a common first year.
The Networking and System Administration (NaSA) program prepares graduates for careers and research opportunities in all fields related to reliable and distributed network computing. These programs can be completed in four years.
Examples of companies that hire UNI computer science graduates:
|Team Quest Corp.
ASI Computer Systems
Century Companies of America
Principal Financial Group
National Computer Systems
The Department of Computer Science is located on the third floor of the recently renovated (2006) Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITT/ITTC) with laboratory space in Wright Hall. The classrooms and laboratories are modern and comfortable.
Computer science classes use a wide range of hardware facilities and software tools. After completing a major or minor in the Computer Science Department, students will be comfortable using personal computers, workstations, servers and mainframe computers.
Many students use their own computers. Often, software for particular courses will be available to students at zero or low cost. In other cases the department, College of Natural Sciences (CNS), or University Information Technology Services (ITS) will have the needed software available in their laboratories. Often, those systems and their software can be accessed over the net.
College of Natural Sciences offers several four-year scholarships for incoming new freshmen who will major in Computer Science. The department also has several scholarships available mostly to students in their junior or senior years. The department, college and university also hire some students to help support research grants, computing facilities, and instruction.
More information on department scholarships can found at Financial Aid.