Computer Science

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences



Computer Science deals with the logical and mathematical foundations of computing and how to implement problem solutions as programs in a computer language.  It continues to be one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation with critical demands for technically trained persons to provide technical support for computer operations and develop new computer hardware and software systems.

The B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Georgia provides a strong foundation in computer science theory and practice and is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  The curriculum covers the design principles of key computing technologies such as hardware, operating systems, database systems, networks, graphics, and artificial intelligence. Mathematical reasoning is emphasized throughout the program.  Students learn how to build a computer, make a computer do what is needed, verify these expectations, represent and report information, access data effectively, and solve computation problems systematically as quickly as possible.

Increasingly, computer science is the driving force for advances and breakthroughs in multiple disciplines.  The Computer Science laboratories and faculty at UGA maintain extensive collaborations with the faculty of Engineering, Bioinformatics, Life Sciences, Management and Business, and Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science departments on campus.

Graduates work at some of the best computer and software development companies and research institutions in the world: Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, BEA systems, Intel, Samsung, Siemens, Verizon, Telcordia Technologies (Bellcore), Disney Animation, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, National Library of Medicine, and Sandia National Labs.  Career opportunities are also available in the communications industry, consulting firms, and a host of other areas.  Students who obtain Ph.D.'s have taken positions at universities and in industry research.