Computing offers great opportunities for creativity, innovation, and intellectual stimulation. From iPhones to video games to DNA sequencing, building cool stuff using computer systems is a highly creative activity.
If you’re interested in a degree in CS, know that it is a ticket to a satisfying, lucrative career – both now and in the future. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2008-2009 Salary Survey, the average yearly salary offer for bachelor’s degree candidates in Computer Science is $61,467. Computing also enables you to make a positive difference in the world, so if you want to contribute to making the world a better place – while earning a health salary – studying Computer Science is a great first step.
Computer Science is part of UK’s College of Engineering, a fully ABET-accredited, four-year college in the heart of the University of Kentucky’s campus. As a Computer Science student, you’ll be part of an integrated program with flexibility, depth and breadth of study. Get involved in cutting-edge research – from creating a digital model of the oldest surviving copy of Homer’s Iliad, to designing new cryptosystems, to re-inventing the Internet. Learn from professors recognized as leaders in their fields – the Department of Computer Science was ranked 30th among U.S. Ph.D.-granting universities and 16th among public universities by Academic Analytics. And finally, learn to think like a computer scientist, to deal with software and computing in all its many forms. You’ll graduate well-prepared to adapt and keep up with the ever-accelerating advances in the field. Learn more about our undergraduate program.
The department offers programs of study leading to the M.S. degree in Computer Science and the Ph.D. degree. Financial assistance is available in the form of teaching and research assistantships and fellowships. Stipends vary depending on the student’s program level and type of support. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects at the forefront of technology. Learn more about our graduate program.