Majors, Minors, and Focus Areas
The following provide the degree requirements for graduating with a major in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, a minor in Computer Science, or graduating with a Focus – advanced skills in a specific area. UNL does not currently offer a Minor in Computer Engineering or any Engineering discipline. If you matriculated under a different bulletin year, be sure to consult the appropriate bulletin, or schedule a meeting with an Undergraduate adviser.
From flying robots to strategic gaming
In the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, we produce graduates who get well-paying jobs. Simple.
Successful students are enthusiastic problem-solvers and high achievers in mathematical, analytical and quantitative skills. They excel in their ability to grasp the intricacies of both the natural sciences and social sciences. They have highly developed communication and organizational skills. And they embrace their curiosity.
Our faculty maintains an active research program that involves both graduate and undergraduate students. And many of our undergraduates gain valuable experience while getting paid for participating in faculty-supervised research supported by the Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences (UCARE) program or through research grants. As graduation approaches, the most talented undergraduates may be invited to enter the Department's graduate studies programs through a special "fast track" plan.
We maintain an open-door policy to both your professors and your advisers. And the Student Resource Center, Avery 12, is open 50 hours per week for mentoring and homework help. The Chief Undergraduate Adviser, Dr. Riedesel, has extended evening hours for your convenience.
We encourage you to get involved in the many academic, social, cultural, and political activities and groups available to UNL students, including in the new Game Developers Club that will expose you to the latest in video gaming, including development competitions.
Wherever you want to go, and whatever you want to do when you get there, you can find the path with Computer Science & Engineering.
Let curiosity move you.
Visit the University
Visit our beautiful campus and tour our department. Visits can be made through UNL’s Visitors Center. Husker Weekday Visits are the most beneficial for students wanting an individualized tour. Please choose either computer science or computer engineering when registering online. You will spend about 30 minutes touring our department including a few research labs. Another 30 minutes will be spent sitting down to discuss the two majors offered in our department, job opportunities, clubs related to these majors, scholarships, and to answer any questions you might have.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Applying for all university, college and departmental scholarships is part of the application for admission. No additional steps are needed, you will be considered for any scholarships you qualify for – however, don't miss the application deadline. In addition students have various other financial aid options available,. Visit the financial aid office for more information.
Learn more about scholarships available exclusively to Computer Science majors. (Yup! you are considered for these as well when you apply for admission at UNL, nothing more to do here)