Our computer science degree programs are based on an undergraduate curriculum that provides students with a durable foundation and a comprehensive set of electives.
The department offers a Bachelor of Science from the College of Engineering. The degree path emphasizes problem solving using computer program design, analysis and implementation, and includes a theoretical foundation as well as "hands-on" experience. Additionally, the department offers advanced degrees and opportunities for research experience through our 5-year BS/MS programs.
Program Educational Objectives for Undergraduate Programs
The Computer Science BS program prepares graduates so that, 3-5 years after graduation, they:
- Establish a productive Computer Science career in industry, government, or attend graduate school;
- Promote the development of innovative computing systems and solutions through a balance of good design and effective implementation;
- Contribute successfully to team efforts, employing strong communication skills and demonstrating societal and ethical responsibility in decision-making.
Program Outcomes for Undergraduate Programs
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- Analyze complex computing problems and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines (e.g., mathematics and logic) to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements (e.g., performance and scalability) and demonstrate an understanding of the design trade-offs involved.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts (e.g., design proposals, technical documentation, and presentations).
- Recognize professional responsibilities (e.g., the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society) and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline (e.g., software development or computing research).
Student Computer Science & Engineering Organizations
- The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Data Science Club
- Los Ingenieros (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
- Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- Robotics Club
- SB Hacks
- Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Women in Computer Science (WiCS)
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
- Women in Software and Hardware (WiSH)
- More information and other COE student orgs can be found here.
Undergraduate Program Staff Advisors: email@example.com
Undergrad Peer Advisors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergrad Advising Appointments: https://calendly.com/ucsb-cs-dept
Undergraduate Faculty Vice-Chair: email@example.com
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org