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About the Computer Science Degree Program

On Campus

Students majoring in the Computer Science degree program learn to leverage computer science with advanced problem solving techniques to develop innovative software solutions. UNK's Cyber Systems Department is the right place for students who want to personalize their educational experience, implementing and leading their own projects under the direction of experienced faculty members in an ABET accredited program.

Computer Science students have the opportunity to compete in regional competitions such as hacking, programming and robotics. In the past five years, UNK has taken first place in both regional hacking and robotics competitions.

The Computer Science Comprehensive major is a fully contained technology program and does not require a minor.

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Computer Science Comprehensive Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Computer Science Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Brian Flannery

“When I came to the University of Nebraska at Kearney, I was unsure what I wanted to do. When I took my first computer science course as part of my general studies requirements I knew I had found my new major. The faculty and staff of the Computer Science and Information Technology department taught me everything I needed to know to be a successful programmer and provided me the professional networking that helped me start my career before I even graduated.”

Brian Flannery

Epic, Madison, WI

What can you do with a Computer Science Comprehensive Degree

Computer Science Comprehensive graduates have a 90% placement rate between careers and graduate school. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Computer Science Comprehensive graduates work for.


  • Software Engineer
  • Game Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Application Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Software Architect
  • Database Developer
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Developer

Related Programs

Applied Computer Science Cyber Security Information Technology