Fundamental, Collaborative, Excellent in our Field
Computer Science (CS) is the fundamental discipline in information technology. As a member of the UNO community for more than 30 years, the CS department has left a lasting imprint on the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T). The department boasts a culture of collaboration and an agile approach, which allows it to evolve with changing technologies.
High School students participated in Computer Science Quiz Bowl
Teachers participated in the NSF funded RET
Undergraduate students participated in NSF funded REU
Ryan Stejskal received RET certificate from Dr. Harvey Siy
The shelf life of information in computer science is short, so our instructors are continually learning to ensure that they stay on top of this ever-changing industry. That same commitment to new information is shared by our students and used when evaluating our curriculum.
The department offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science and a doctorate in Information Technology.Here are a few things you should know about Computer Science:
- UNO was the first Nebraska university to receive computer science accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Computer Science professionals build tools and software for all kinds of people, from video gamers to scientists to CEOs involved in global business
- A Computer Science degree can help you attain a job as a programmer, software developer, artificial intelligence specialist or an applications developer—and many more
- The department offers a number of interdisciplinary courses that are cross-taught by instructors from other related departments
- For motivated students who wish to gain quicker access to the job market, we offer an integrated undergraduate-graduate program. This intensive program of study allows students to complete a bachelors and masters degree in five years
- We have faculty and students conducting research in software development, language systems, robotics, data mining, high performance computing and other related areas
We recognize that learning extends beyond the classroom, and thankfully the Omaha community is ripe with internship opportunities for students. The department also provides forums for group work in numerous courses, including the capstone courses near the completion of the degree that allow students to partner together and simulate workplace dynamics.