What is Computer Science?
Computer Science is the study of computer systems including hardware and software. As a CS student you will learn not only programming languages, but how to design computer systems, how people interact with computers, how to handle large amounts of information, how to build networks, create websites, computer animation, robotics, and much more.
Information about undergraduate degrees in Computer Science at UTPA
The Department of Computer Science offers a CAC/ABET accredited Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree, and a joint EAC/ABET accredited Computer Engineering Degree with the Electrical Engineering Department. The Department also offers a 19-hour minor in computer science.
Students should seek advisement from the computer science faculty in their freshman year to plan a timely completion of their degree. An official degree plan must be filled with the department upon completion of 60 hours of University courses. For detailed information regarding undergraduate admission, please refer to UTPA's undergraduate catalog.
About the Department
The Department of Computer Science is a part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas - Pan American. We are located in Edinburg, Texas, close to South Padre Island and Mexico. The University of Texas - Pan American is a component of the University of Texas System with an enrollment of over 20,000 students. The Department of Computer Science offers a CAC/ABET accredited Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree, and a joint EAC/ABET accredited Computer Engineering Degree with the Electrical Engineering Department. The Department also offers a 19-hour minor in computer science. The Department offers Master's in Computer Science and Master's in Information Technology degrees. Please come by the department offices on the third floor of the Engineering building and discuss the opportunity of studying Computer Science with us.
The Department of Computer Science is an academic department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas Pan-American. Currently, the School is an administrative unit within the College of Science and Engineering. The department offers three degrees: Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) as a broad-field major, Masters of Science with a major in Computer Science (MS) and Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). In addition, the department and the department of Electrical Engineering offer a joint degree of Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCE) with a major in Computer Engineering. The department offers courses leading to teacher certification in computer science, service courses to fulfill University College / General Education requirements, and computer science courses required for degree programs in engineering, science and mathematics. The faculty conducts research in computer science, computer science education and interdisciplinary fields, and contributes their professional service to student advising, mentoring, professional organizations, university activities, industrial interactions and to the community through professional expertise. The undergraduate curricula in computer science are based on Association for Computing Machinery and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society recommendations for curricula and reflect the goals of liberal arts education. The graduate curricula provide advanced and specialized study in the areas of computer science and information technology. The curricula in computer science provide the student with marketable expertise to enter computing and information technology fields, the skills and education required to adapt to the rapid change characteristic of the fields, and the foundation to pursue graduate study in computer science and information technology.