Prospective Students

Computer Science Undergraduate Studies


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Thank you for your interest in our undergraduate program.  We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the program and the successes of our students.  You should know that …

  1.  A computing degree prepares you to seek careers in which you can be a creator, problem-solver, designer, coder, innovator, entrepreneur, and techie. What you learn can be applied to the arts, business operations, aerospace, healthcare, security, defense, game development, social networks, and much more.
  2. According to the ten-year Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, computer science related services is one of the top three growth industries.
  3. The demand for graduates with computing skills far exceeds the number of graduates.
  4. Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in computing earn some of the highest starting salaries.
  5. Over 60% of UTEP CS students become involved in pre-professional activities that include undergraduate research opportunities and internships.
  6. UTEP serves as an NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Applied Intelligent Systems and hosts students from around the country.
  7. UTEP CS faculty serve on national advisory boards, editorial boards for prestigious journals, and program committees for national and international conferences.  They are nationally recognized for their research and educational efforts.
  8. The Computer Science B.S. Program has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1998.
  9. UTEP’s CS department has state-of-the-art academic laboratories and research facilities.
  10. UTEP ranks in the Top 10 of all U.S. research universities (Washington Monthly article, Texas Monthly article).
  11. UTEP is designated as an NSA and DHS Academic Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

To learn more about the department, visit About Us.  The BSCS degree plan is available by visiting the UTEP Catalog.