Computer Science & Philosophy


What is Computer Science & Philosophy?

This major is for students who would like a strong foundation in both Computer Science and Philosophy. You’ll gain a deep understanding of how to harness investigative questions to understand the world around you. Students will take courses in computer science, math, logic and reasoning, and ethics. They will also take courses specific to the CS + Philosophy major. The combination of these programs will allow you to use technology and data to create viable, creative answers. If you’re interested in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or robotics, then this major may be right for you.

Career Options

  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Vision Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Software Developer

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

29% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$51,527 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

ACT score: N/A

SAT score: N/A

High school GPA: N/A

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

92% freshman retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $15,952
  • Total: $37,908


  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $16,292
  • Total: $55,698


  • Tuition: $40,146
  • Fees: $4,608
  • Expenses4: $16,292
  • Total: $61,046