Why major in computer science at UND?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Learn problem solving and computer programming at the University of North Dakota. Our program will teach you how to model and analyze problems, design solutions, and verify results using with today’s most exciting technology.

UND's undergraduate computer science program is truly unique. You will have opportunities to:

  • Create web and mobile apps.
  • Develop computer animations and virtual reality systems.
  • Analyze imagery and data from unmanned and manned aircraft systems.
  • Influence the design of systems for aerospace.
  • Develop expertise in cybersecurity, big data, software engineering, information technology, computer animation, and game design.

Strong in Math and Science

The B.S. in Computer Science provides a strong mathematical and scientific background. It is recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate studies or to seek employment involving technical or scientific applications of computing.

Best Online Computer Science Degree

The entire computer science degree program is offered 100% online. You’re not required to come to campus at any time. Our flexible online courses are designed to help you earn your computer science degree with minimal disruption. Compare our cost and reputation, and you'll find UND is the best program in the region.

Computer Science Degree

  • The B.S. in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • Collaborate with engineering, aerospace, and medical students, as well as other disciplines.

  • Conduct research, develop software and manage systems for many schools and departments.

  • Flexible course offerings and specializations allow for a tailored educational experience.

  • Gain access to on-campus computing power. We have two computer labs, a set of diverse servers and a high-performance computing (HPC) system.

  • For those who are Active Duty, this program is AU-ABC degree eligible.

Jobs in Computer Science


Job placement rates for UND computer science program graduates


Global corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, offering UND computer science program students internship opportunities

Graduates of the computer science program often go on to successful careers in today's fastest-growing and dynamic industries and sectors including gaming, mobile apps, social media, high-tech, telecommunications, software, security and more.

UND computer science graduates can expect a range of opportunities in careers like:

  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer System Engineer
  • Games Developer
  • Network Architect

When You Major in Computer Science

A Computer Science degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Java (Programming Language)
  • SQL (Programming Language)
  • Hypertext Markup Language/HTML
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • JavaScript (Programming Language)

UND Computer Science Internships

Our student have conducted internships across North Dakota and Minnesota at companies such as:

  • Digi-Key
  • HGST
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Honeywell
  • Rockwell-Collins
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mayo Clinic

Computer Science Courses You Could Take

Computer Science Research

Computer Science researchers encourage students to think through experiments and hypotheses.