Bachelor of Science

Computer Science

Computer scientists design, develop, and analyze software and hardware solutions to problems.
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Computer Science

Modern Software and Hardware Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program is designed to expose students to the rigorous intellectual and extensive practical aspects of modern software-intensive computing systems, including software development at various levels involving operating systems, database systems, programming languages, networks, security issues, user interfaces, and artificial intelligence.

Why Computer Science at UTA

UTA's Computer Science and Engineering Department is enjoying booming enrollment and has been awarded millions of dollars in research grants, making it an ideal place for students seeking a vibrant, leading-edge environment to pursue a degree..

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What Do Computer Scientists Do?

Computer scientists explore fundamental issues in computing and develop theories and models to invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Students in the B.S. in Computer Science program will gain fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the design of computer-based systems, as well as demonstrating leadership for a changing profession and world. They will also apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom in real-world settings through internships or co-ops and course projects, including the capstone project.

The 123-hour curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Transfer students may receive credit for courses listed in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Field of Study Curriculum.

Degree Options

  • B.S. in Computer Science, on-campus
    • Choice of five technical electives, including at least one of compilers, computer graphics, or robotics.
    • Choice of one of three security courses, others available as technical electives.
  • Fast Track B.S. to M.S. program in Computer Science - Three shared courses between the B.S. and M.S. programs allows students to complete a master's degree with just 21 additional hours.
  • B.S. to Ph.D. track in Computer Science - requires 30 credit hours with 21 hours of diagnostic requirements and nine hours of advanced research-oriented coursework, in addition to the Ph.D. requirements.

Why choose us?

  • Benefit from a well-designed curriculum that balances coursework and practical skills
  • Collaborate with students from different engineering disciplines on a capstone project
  • Engage in cutting-edge research projects that are funded by university, industry and government agencies
  • Learn from well-established faculty who work closely with industry
  • Join a network of alumni who hold positions in leading companies such as Facebook, Google, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft and others.


The program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET (, under the General Criteria and the Computer Science Program Criteria.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Degrees & Certificates

  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • Fast Track B.S. to M.S. program in Computer Science
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  • Certificate in Embedded Systems
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(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)

Low: $78,190

Median: $89,940

High: $232,010

Projected growth through 2032: 23%

Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA computer science degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

UTA Dual Credit Academy

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