Computer Science and Philosophy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


What is Computer Science and 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

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Interest in Philosophy in addition to Computer Science

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

92% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $39,736
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $63,226


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358