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Computer Science

As the trend toward globalization connects people in every part of the world economically, culturally and politically, digital networks and systems are increasingly responsible for processing and delivering the massive amounts of information that keep communication flowing. Computer scientists design, maintain and improve upon these vital information systems. As a computer science major, you will focus on designing systems for application in science, industry and management. The emphasis in this program is on software, although you will master essential concepts of hardware as well.

Real World

Computer science majors from UC Davis are well prepared for both the competitive job market and for postgraduate study. Graduates have gone on to careers with major employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Lockheed Martin and numerous start-up companies.

Major Requirements

After completing foundation courses in mathematics, basic computer science, and natural science, you will progress to more advanced studies in programming, networking, database systems and other topics. You will customize your major by selecting courses from such topics as computer graphics, artificial intelligence, data visualization and advanced mathematics. Throughout your studies, you will be encouraged to put your coursework into practice with internships and private sector employment.

Major Adviser

Name: Lori Avellar
Contact: ugradinfo@cs.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-7036


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