Computer Science & Information Technology

Welcome to UNK Computer Science and IT

There are several reasons to choose a Computer Science or Information Technology career

  • It is a fun, creative, exciting and fast-growing field. You get to learn all of your life!
  • CS/IT professionals make positive contributions to society.  
  • It is intellectual stimulating work.  It’s not boring or routine. For the second year in a row, both Forbes Magazine and US News and World Report both rated Software Developer as the best job for 2014 and identified two other IT jobs in their list of the ten best jobs.  Other jobs include IT Consultant, Database Administrator, Web Developer, Quality Assurance Expert (also called Test software Development Engineer), IS Security Engineer, Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Applications Engineer, and more.
  • There is a huge demand for more IT professionals – and new jobs are created every day.
  • The earning potential is the highest for any BS degree. Starting salaries range from $45K-$60K in the local area.

Our Computer Science program is for people who want to creatively solve problems. It has a solid theoretical foundation along with mobile app development, gaming, robotics, and software development team projects.

Our Information Technology is the only Information Technology BS degree program of its kind in Nebraska. It is for people interested in working with technology and helping people. It has web development, system administration and security, and general IT degree options.

Our Master of Science in Education Degree is a fully online IT degree through the MSEd Instructional Technology program with a Concentration in Information Technology that meets the State of Nebraska IT teacher certification.

100% Job Placement

We have 100% placement for dedicated students - with average starting salaries in the $50-60K range in Nebraska. Our programs follow the ACM international standard curricula -- the widely accepted standards for CS & IT degree programs.

Scholarship Information

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Recent News:
  • Fall 2014 CSIT senior and independent project presentations will be held on Wednesday December 17th, from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM in Nebraskan Union room 310.

    Projects to be presented include: 
    • Robotic Drink Mixer. This project combined a raspberry pi and an Arduino to control a motor and solenoid valves, and interface through a webpage and database. This robot will be able to take an order from a mobile phone, store a queue of all drinks to be made, and finally make the drinks one at a time. Student blogs:  and​
    • UNK Underground, a web application that creates an online community primarily intended for students in the UNK area. It includes features such as a market place where students can buy or sell items and textbooks, sublease or find roommates, and view student promotions and discounts around town. UNK Underground also allows for community discussion through forums, and connections through various resources such as missed connections and private messages. Student blogs:,, and
    • THREEADAY, a web app that stores all your favorite online recipes as well as your own home-made specials. You can take those aggregated recipes and place them on your personal meal calendar for smart, healthy planning. blog:
    • An investigation and implementation of Sensu, an open source system monitoring solution. Student blog:​
    • An investigation and implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Windows Server 2012. This project provided hands-on experience with Microsoft’s version of virtualization technology.  blog:
    • An App to Store and Access Multiple Online Gaming Accounts.  This project will provide users with a simple way to store and access their multiple online gaming accounts, including Hearthstone, Diablo 3, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft2. Student blog:
    • Magic the Gathering cards database for organizing a collection of Magic the Gathering cards. Student blog:
    • Augmented Reality Android Application for Weather Forecasts.
    • Weather Trivia, a web-based mobile app which uses the cross platform Enyo framework (for building native-quality HTML5 apps that run everywhere) and is deployed to specific platforms with PhoneGap.
    • Hermes, a small, easy to use encryption library for Android.
    • An implementation of a small network with a DHCP and DNS server, with testing the network for packet injection.
    • Association Rule Mining and Medical Research, a directed readings independent project.
  • Two CSIT Alumni to receive UNK Alumni Awards at September homecoming ceremony

  • A bike ride to Calif: CSIT senior Neil Emeigh and Art Ed senior Seth Schnakenberg venture to San Fanscisco in less than 30 days.

  • UNK CSIT Department secures $25K software donation