Area of Focus
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science & Math
Degrees Offered
  • B.S.
  • M.S.
  • Ph.D.
  • Undergraduate Minor
Academic Division
  • Jack Baskin School of Engineering
Department
  • Computer Science and Engineering

Program overview

The computer science curriculum gives students a solid grounding in both theoretical and practical computer usage. Students become proficient in many areas, with a good academic foundation for various careers in the software industry, as well as preparation for graduate school.

Applications of computer science are found in many other areas of study, from art, music, and linguistics to social sciences, economics, business, digital, and social media, environmental and life sciences, and sciences. Thus, interdisciplinary activities are encouraged. For those students whose primary interest is in another area, a minor in computer science is offered.

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Learning Experience

Study and Research Opportunities
  • B.A., B.S., and undergraduate minor in Computer Science
  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering
  • The Computer Science and Engineering Department engages in a substantial research program in which both advanced undergraduates and all graduate students participate.

First-Year (Freshman) Requirements

It is recommended that high school students intending to apply to the BSOE have completed four years of mathematics (through advanced algebra and trigonometry) and three years of science in high school, including one year each of chemistry, physics, and biology. Comparable college mathematics and science courses completed at other institutions may be accepted in place of high school preparation. Students without this preparation may be required to take additional courses to prepare themselves for the program.

 

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Transfer Requirements

  • By the end of the fall term in which you are applying, you must have completed at least three(3) of the 5 lower-division foundation requirements listed below.
  • By the end of your last spring term in community college, you must have completed the remaining two(2) of the 5 foundation requirements listed below.
  • The GPA of all lower-division foundation courses attempted must be at least 3.0. for CSBS; 2.8. for CSBA.

Foundation Requirements

  1. CSE 12; or CSE 16
  2. ECE 13 or CSE 13S
  3. CSE 30
  4. MATH 19A
  5. MATH 19B

Students with only four of these requirements may be admitted if they have completed CSE 16 and CSE 12.

 

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Internships and Career Opportunities

  • Animation and graphics programming
  • Computer security
  • Computer systems design, development, and administration
  • Database system design, development, and administration
  • Programming languages and compilers
  • Software engineering
  • Technical writing
  • Web development

​​​​​​​These are only samples of the field’s many possibilities.

Program Contact

 

 

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Baskin Engineering Building

 

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soeadmissions@soe.ucsc.edu

 

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(831) 459-4877