Computer Science & Engineering, B.S.

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UC Merced Computer Science & Engineering Program

Computer Science and Engineering students at UC Merced work with the world's top computer scientists and engineers. Our faculty has developed a program of study that combines practical exposure to the most modern technologies available with a theoretical foundation that empowers students to master future changes and innovations as technologies continue to evolve at an astonishing pace.

Computer science and engineering constitute one of the strongest industrial sectors in the state and the nation, offering a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Education at UC Merced provides the opportunity to participate in innovative classroom learning experiences, to become involved in laboratory research, to participate with fellow students in team activities and projects and to interact directly with our remarkable faculty.

Our graduates will have the tools and the insights to propel them into positions of responsibility and leadership across virtually any occupation. From introductory programming courses and architecture design experiences to research and team project activities, our students gain insights that allow them to excel all along their chosen career paths.

What Can You Do With A Computer Science & Engineering Degree?

  • Annual Job Openings in CA: 24,448
  • 10-year projected job market growth:15.9%
  • Median wage in California: $129,669

Upon graduation, you might become*:

  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • *Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer

* Careers with * typically requires graduate education and extensive experience