Why Study Computer & Information Sciences?

Are you interested in computers — what they do, how they work, and maybe most importantly what they could do that they don't do now? Do you want to build the tools of the future — help keep sensitive data safe, make a new video editing platform, or create the next must-have app? Are you a builder, a designer, a dreamer, or a problem solver?

If you answer yes to any of that, Computer & Information Sciences is the program for you.

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Computers are at the center of everyday life. Knowing how they work and understanding how to improve and even transform them are skills valuable to many future careers. With a degree in Computer & Information Sciences you can design programs to track medical epidemics, analyze climate data, or track voter behavior. You can develop software, keep sensitive databases secure, or even help send people to Mars.

Why Study at UAB?

UAB students in a computer lab.
  • You'll have access to computing laboratories equipped with Microsoft Windows-based workstations, and specialized laboratories for networking using LINUX/Intel workstations. And you'll be able to apply for access to the Alabama Supercomputer Center.
  • The research of today leads to the products of tomorrow. The department sponsors seminars on cutting edge research, giving you the chance to hear outstanding guest lecturers along with local graduate students and faculty. These seminars are open to all students in the department and you may even receive credit for attending.
  • You can join the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the oldest and largest professional society for computer professionals.

Want to Know More?

Explore the website to learn about the BA major, the ABET-accredited BS major, the minor, the honors program, research opportunities, advising, tutoring, and the many other resources we offer so you can get the most out of your UAB education. If you have questions, e-mail the program at CIS-ug-questions@uab.edu or fill out the form on the Contact Us page.

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