Prospective Students

Why Computer Science?

Demand for IT professionals is growing fast. The wide-ranging needs for computing continue to shape our world, and the necessity for experts who push the boundaries of what is possible continues to expand. If you want to be in the thick of the intellectual excitement that is changing every other discipline, then computer science is the place to be.

Our B.A. and B.S. in computer science offers a flexible curriculum that allows 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 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.


The Cedar Valley Linux User Group (CedarLUG) is a campus and community organization that serves as a resource for enthusiasts and users of the Linux operating system. The organization is open to students and faculty of UNI, Linux users and enthusiasts in the Cedar Valley community. Find out more at CedarLUG website.

Women in Computing

Women in Computing is an organization to encourage women and minorities within the computing and technology field through outreach, leadership, fellowship, and service. Women in Computing is open to all interested students and faculty of UNI, regardless of major. Contact Dr. Sarah Diesburg or Dr. Dheryta Jasinghani to learn more.


UNI Computer Club

The UNI Computer Club is an organization that focuses on delving into computer science-related topics and practices. Contact Dr. Mark Fienup to learn more.


UNISEC (Cyber Security Club)

UNISEC is an organization in which members can learn more about cybersecurity in general, and they can also compete in competitions such as the NCDC ( National Cyber Defense Competition ). Contact Dr. Andrew Berns to learn more.