Computer Science

Leading Through Innovation

Global networks, cyber defense, and solving complex computational issues are central to the work of computer science, and right now, it’s a great time to be part of this exciting field.

Demand for IT professionals is growing faster than universities can produce graduates, and the discipline of computing continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. We are discovering new ideas, building new kinds of systems, and bringing new tools into the home, school, and office.

If you want to be in the thick of the intellectual excitement that’s changing every other discipline, then computer science is the place to be. At UNI, you’ll be surrounded by professors who are immersed in this excitement, and dedicated to student achievement. Our students work closely with professors to explore computing, learn skills they can use in the marketplace, and conduct research that expands the field. 

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In computer science education. Our department was among the first to offer certificates for the state’s new computer science endorsement.

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Top Ranked

Student-led Cyber Defense team, which routinely earns accolades in national competitions.

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Of last year’s UNI graduates are employed or continuing their education.

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Undergraduate Research

Machine learning. Digital forensics. The Internet of Things. Our department is involved in cutting-edge research that’s expanding the field. As a student here, you’ll have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professors on research – developing practical skills that set you apart from the crowd, while gaining applicable, real-world experience. 


Student Organizations

Joining a student-led organization is a great way to get involved. You’ll meet people who share the same interests – building lifelong friendships – while gaining professional experience, and honing your leadership skills. Our department is home to four clubs, including: Cedar Valley Linux User Group, Women in Computing, UNI Computer Club, and our Cyber Security Club.