Computer Science


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Department Head: John Hightower

Undergraduate Catalog


Degree Plans:



The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science has three different concentrations in which you can major.

What can you do with a degree in Computer Science?

  • Database administrator
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Information scientist
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer security specialist
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer network specialist
  • Website developer


Websites for Career Research

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Why should you choose to major in Computer Science?

  • Students graduating with the Computer Science Bachelor of Science Degree are prepared to enter their professional careers with a balance of both theoretical and practical experience.
  • Prepared academically to enter graduate programs in the computing discipline, information science, computing security and information technology specific disciplines.
  • Careers in technical, administrative and consulting fields are readily available.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • Many students participate in research projects and activities sponsored by the faculty and present their research not only at the UAFS Undergraduate Research Symposium but also other external professional conferences like the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Mid-South Conference.


Competitive Programming Teams

The Computing and Information Sciences Department sponsors programming teams that compete in annual competitions such as the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Mid-South Programming competition and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Our programming teams have finished in the top five in each of the last three years.

Graduates are employed with:

  • Arkansas Oklahoma Gas
  • Intel
  • USA Truck
  • Enbridge
  • ArcBest Technologies
  • Department of Human Services
  • Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
  • Weldon Williams Lick
  • OK Foods
  • Rheem
  • Gerdau
  • JB Hunt
  • Arvest
  • Walmart
  • Lockheed Martin


Professional Organizations 

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • River Valley Information Technology Professionals (RVITP)