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Computer Science Undergraduate Programs

A dynamic combination of creativity and technical knowledge, computer science is a highly valued commodity in today’s job market. The Tandy School of Computer Science at The University of Tulsa provides students with a broad base of knowledge in computing and equips students for opportunities in industry or government as well as graduate studies.


The Tandy School of Computer Science offers two programs leading to the bachelor of science degree — computer science and information technology. The B.S. degree program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The computer science curriculum is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the theory, design and applications of digital computers and information processing.

Many undergraduates also minor in computer science, and double majors are becoming increasingly common. Master of science and doctoral degrees are available.

The information technology degree requires students to complete economics, accounting and computer information systems courses. Computer science students usually minor in mathematics while primary courses emphasize science.

All students in computer science and information technology are introduced to the fundamental areas of computer science in the first two years of their degree: programming skills, computing ethics, data structures and comparative programming languages. Basic computer science is completed in the final two years and may include topics such as hardware and computer logic, computer graphics, theory of computation, compiler construction, operating systems, computer architecture, the design and implementation of data bases, software engineering, networks, artificial intelligence, computer security, game programming, web design, systems administration, robotics, bioinformatics and human web interfaces.

Degree Options


Computer Science, B.S.C.S.

Gain a foundation in mathematics and the sciences with core computer science courses.

Information Technology, B.S.I.T.

Learn core computer science foundations, develop and manage applications with an understanding of the commercial markets.

Computer Simulation and Gaming, B.S.C.S.G.

Develop technologies such as advanced scientific simulators, virtual reality environments and computer games.

Computational Sciences Minor

Prepares students for graduate programs focused on computer modeling and simulation of technical and natural systems.

Computer Science Minor

Non-majors are welcome to minor in computer science within the Tandy School of Computer Science.

Computer Science Certificate

Prepares students already trained in other fields to qualify for entry-level programming positions or to enhance their computing skills in an existing position.

Professional Opportunities

  • Game Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Secret Service Agent