The 21st century is a digital age — where technology is intertwined into nearly every aspect of our lives. Computer science professionals harness technology to solve our world’s most pressing problems. Be a part of these solutions starting in the University of Central Missouri’s bachelor’s degree in Computer Science program.
As a Computer Science major, you’ll learn how to analyze complex problems and develop software solutions. Software solutions range from creating software to solve scientific problems to helping people accomplish daily tasks more efficiently and easily. Solutions to problems using software are needed everywhere, whether applying computing theory to research questions or creating apps for mobile devices or building web-based applications. Prepare to work in any facet of professional life, ranging from government agencies and startups to social media and nonprofits.
An ABET-accredited degree in Computer Science that balances practice and theory
Our bachelor’s degree in Computer Science will give you foundational training in computer science, software development and systems design. Hands-on learning experiences led by dedicated faculty provide opportunities to tackle the complex challenges facing our rapidly evolving field.
Online BS in Computer Science program courses
UCM degrees in Computer Science offer coursework primarily in person at our Lee's Summit and Warrensburg campuses, but several courses are available online. You can also take classes full time or part time, which means you can learn on a schedule that works for you.
95% of students land a job or continue their education
ABET-accredited computer science degree
Top 15% best value program
One of largest CS programs in Missouri
Gain the practical and theoretical principles you’ll need to be successful in computer science jobs from the University of Central Missouri’s bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Throughout the undergraduate program coursework, you’ll apply what you’ve learned as you dive into algorithms and data structures, network programming, software engineering and much more. You will also build strong foundations in calculus, probability and statistics.
Core courses in our bachelor’s of Computer Science program include:
Broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills with a wide variety of electives in mathematics, science and other areas that interest you. Delve into artificial intelligence, cloud computing, game development, mobile apps, software security and more.
At the end of our bachelor’s degree in Computer Science program, you’ll take part in a senior project course. This will be an opportunity for you to apply what you’ve learned to a real-world project with our industry partners — valuable experience as you prepare for computer science jobs.
The program has state-of-the-art computing labs to support both instruction and research needs. The main lab for computer science program consists of forty Dell computers running both Linux and Microsoft windows operating systems. Six computer classrooms, with more than thirty computers each, are ideal for upper classes and special lab sessions. Lab computers are upgraded regularly. Three student common areas provide a space for students to collaborate on homework and projects, as well as relax between classes. These rooms are conveniently located near faculty offices to help establish a community of learners.
The program strives to provide our students with the latest technologies. We offer both Windows and Linux platforms so that our students are well-prepared for a career as a software professional under those two leading industry-standard platforms. The program is a member of the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, Oracle Academy, and VMWare Academic Program.
Learn from leading minds and use the latest technologies to prepare for a field that is constantly evolving. The University of Central Missouri’s bachelor’s degree in Computer Science program gives you hands-on experiences that will help you succeed in today’s tech-driven world. Here are a few examples:
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Computer science professionals continue to be in high demand. UCM graduates with degrees in Computer Science are employed at Amazon, Boeing, Cerner, Federal Reserve Bank, Garmin, Hallmark, Honeywell, Microsoft, Mutual of Omaha, Sprint and many other businesses and organizations throughout Missouri and across the United States.
Plan your future career in computer science
Discover all the possibilities with a bachelor’s of Computer Science. Use the interactive tool below to explore job outlooks, salary expectations and more.
Earning a valuable degree can be extremely important to your job outlook, but you also want college to be affordable. The University of Central Missouri has some of the most competitive tuition rates in the state.
We also offer several ways to finance your college education, including scholarships specifically for Computer Science majors. Here are a few examples: