About the Department
About the Department

In today’s technology-driven world, an education in computing is more valuable than ever. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has developed a unique program that offers its students a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Students in all three of our majors will have the chance to learn from world-renowned faculty engaged in cutting-edge research, contribute to real-world projects in our Senior Design course, and connect with classmates and industry professionals at regular departmental events. Students in our program develop the skills and knowledge they need to earn the jobs they want—and many of them receive their first offers before their diplomas.

There is no better time to study computing, and there is no place like Nebraska.

A Message from the Department Chair


Welcome to the website of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Computers help run the modern world—even more so today. Computing is critically important to Nebraska, the nation, and to the world.

Our department includes nearly one thousand undergraduate and graduate students and more than 40 faculty members. Our programs are inclusive and welcome diversity.

We offer three undergraduate degrees: computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering. Our graduate program offers both master’s and doctoral degrees, and undergraduates are also involved in many research projects.

The department’s faculty conduct research in major areas of computer science: Systems (SYS), Software Engineering (SE), and Informatics and Algorithmic Foundations (IAF).

Our students pursue a broad range of computing-related careers. The department offers students many opportunities to learn more about career opportunities and gain practical experience, including internships.

We are passionate about what we do and we love working with students. I hope that you find this website useful. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

Marilyn Wolf

Marilyn Wolf
Department Chair
Koch Professor of Engineering



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