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About the Computer Science Degree Program

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Students majoring in the Computer Science Comprehensive program, accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, learn to use 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. Students in Cyber Systems can implement their own student-led projects in many classes, under the direction of experienced faculty members. The CS Comprehensive major is a fully contained technology program and does not require a minor.

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.

ABET Accreditation


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