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College of Engineering

Computer & Information Sciences


Endless Career Opportunities

From its inception just a half century ago, computing has become the defining technology of our age. Computers are integral to modern culture and are the primary engine behind much of the world’s economic growth. Moreover, the field continues to evolve at an astonishing pace, making computer science a vibrant discipline.

Be a leader in designing systems that solve problems intelligently. Algorithms create smart game opponents, learn from examples, cooperate or compete in groups, discover new information in texts, and help people with disabilities communicate.

Design and create software for everything from medical devices to cell phone “apps” to social games. Software Engineer ranks as the best job, according to many Jobs Rated reports.

Be a part of breakthrough research in computer graphics and vision. Graphics make complex data patterns visible and create wonders on the screen, while vision pertains to the eyes of robots, playing a crucial role in enhancing their intelligence.

Understanding disease and searching for cures in the modern biomedical era requires the development of innovative computational tools and algorithms for analyzing a myriad of data in the form of images, genomic sequences, protein and gene expression, vital signs and much more. Be at the cutting edge of research—help transform data into biomedical knowledge.

Become part of the digital revolution that has completely altered our daily lives: smart phones, Internet TV and radio and social networks, transferring billions of bits per second and connecting billions of people anytime, anywhere. Many view computer networking as one of the best and “hottest” career fields available today.


Areas of study

  • Artificial intelligence and natural language processing, and information retrieval
  • Networking
  • High performance computing systems
  • Multimedia
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software engineering
  • Scientific computing
  • Graphics and vision
  • Robotics
  • Management information systems
  • Game design
  • Interactive media

What’s special about this program?


Over 30% of the CIS faculty are University Excellence in Teaching award winners, and most classes are 40 students or less by junior and senior year. We offer undergraduate research opportunities (academic year and summers) and the potential for study abroad earning CIS credit. Each student has access to a full-time faculty advisor, and majors are customizable through the concentration and technical electives. Students benefit from team project experience through participation on programming teams like ACM and Supercomputing. In addition, service learning opportunities allow students to develop learning games on the XO to broaden participation in computing.

Get involved

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Computer Animation and Game Design

Deep Roots Outreach Program

Engineers Without Borders

Linux User Group

National Society of Black Engineers

Sigma Phi Delta

Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

UD ACM-W Student Chapter (CIS-ters)