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Computer Science

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What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of theory, design, and applications of digital computers, software design, and informational processing techniques. If you’re creative, logical, and a good problem solver, this major may be for you. Since most problems are solved using computers, you should be comfortable with and excited about getting computers to obey your every whim!

Career Options

  • Application design
  • Consulting
  • Data analysis
  • Research
  • Software development
  • Studio tools developer

Post-Graduation Success1

95% employed or continuing education

87% employed after graduation

8% attending graduate school

$92,180 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Microsoft, Google, Amazon

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

33 - 35 ACT Score

1480 - 1550 SAT Score

3.72 - 3.95 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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