Computer Science and Engineering
Welcome to the Computer Science and Engineering Department.
We offer separate undergraduate majors in Computer Science or Information Technology. The department also offers masters programs in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Technology, and a Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Informatics.
We are proud to announce, in a study published by the American Society for Engineering Education, in 2012, OU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering was recognized as the 42nd in the list of 171 universities awarding the largest number of undergraduate Computer Science Degrees in the United States. The department has recognized a growth of 43% enrollment in our undergraduate programs since 2010.
Computer Science Undergraduate Degree
This program prepares students for a productive career in industry and academia, and for graduate study in computer science. This degree focuses on how to design and create computer programs, and how computers work. Examples of classes the students in this program will take are programming languages, networks, database design, and software engineering and practice.
Information Technology Degree
This program also prepares students for a productive career in industry and academia. The difference is the student focus on how to manage the hardware, components, networks, and how they all work together. They design computer systems to operate more efficiently and securely. Examples of classes the students in this program will take are programming languages, networks, database design, operating systems for system administrators, and information security practice.
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