Computer Science

Computer Science
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Computer Science 

A degree in computer science provides students with a solid foundation to pursue a variety of careers in information technology.  From healthcare to communications to electronic commerce, ULM computer science graduates excel in designing and developing software systems to real-world problems in various areas.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028. 

The computer science program is fully accredited and is housed in Hemphill Hall, which contains modern computer laboratories and state-of-the-art classrooms.  The computer science faculty are committed to helping students succeed and attain the program learning outcomes and educational objectives.  Demand for the program and is number of graduates can be found in the program enrollment and graduation data summary

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What sets us apart?

National Accreditation

The computer science program has been continuously accredited since 1987 by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Excellent job placement rates

Given the strong demand for computer science professionals in and outside the state of Louisiana, graduates from the program are commonly employed in computing-related positions by the time of or shortly after graduation. Internship opportunities are available for students entering their junior and senior years.

Close student-faculty interaction

Computer science courses are taught by dedicated full-time faculty members who view excellence in undergraduate education as their primary mission.  Therefore, students enjoy small faculty-to-student ratios and have the opportunity for close interaction with program faculty.

Combination of technical and communication skills

To help them be prepared for an increasingly global professional environment, students are required to complete courses in areas such business communication and technical writing

Active student organizations 

The computer science program supports active chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines.

Strong alumni and industrial support

The computer science program maintains close ties with and enjoys the support of an industrial advisory board composed of representatives from major technology organizations in North Louisiana.  

In the United States, there are more computing-related positions than qualified people to fill them.  Careers in technology fields command high salaries and have some of the highest levels of job satisfaction.  A computer science degree from ULM qualifies graduates to pursue one of several careers:

  • Software Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Page Developer
  • Video Game Developer


In addition to computer science and general education requirements (English, Social Sciences, Humanities, etc.), computer science majors complete courses in sciences (Biology, Mathematics, and Physics), communications, and information systems.  A detailed listing of required courses can be found in the B.S. in Computer Science catalog description.


Computer science students have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities and organizations:

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