UNK students work on a robotics project

About the Applied Computer Science Degree Program

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Students majoring in the Applied Computer Science program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are prepared to make useful, meaningful contributions to the world. Students work collaboratively as they creatively design, develop and implement software solutions, such as mobile apps, games and robotics solutions. Students gain real-world experience by completing hands-on projects and gain a strong theoretical foundation that prepares them for successful careers.

The curriculum is continually updated to keep pace with changing industry needs and practices so students graduate with skills that are in demand in today’s job market. The Applied Computer Science program is designed primarily for students who want to seek employment after graduation rather than pursuing graduate school. Students pair this major with a secondary interest in any of the 80+ UNK minors such as graphic design, business, or networking.


  • Software Engineer
  • Game Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Application Programmer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Database Developer
  • Web Designer


  • The Buckle
  • Xpanxion
  • Sandhills Publishing
  • Cabelas
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Intel
  • PayPal
  • Microsoft
  • Fiserv
Ben Wagner

“From my first visit to campus during my senior year of high school, I had a positive impression of UNK. Everyone I encountered on my visit was friendly, helpful, and genuinely loved going to UNK.” “I had been interested in using technology from a young age. When it came time to select a major, computer science was the obvious choice. Jobs in the field of technology are also in high demand and growing, so I knew I had high likelihood of finding employment upon graduation.”

Ben Wagner

Xpanxion, Kearney, NE