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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 computer science, know that it is a ticket to a satisfying, lucrative career--both now and in the future. The average starting salary of our 2016 graduates was $61,467. Further, computing also enables you to make a positive difference in the world. So if you want to make the world a better place--while earning a healthy salary--studying computer Ssience is a great first step.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of 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 CS student, you will 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. You’ll graduate well-prepared to adapt and keep up with the ever-accelerating advances in the field. Learn more about our undergraduate program.

Graduate 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.