Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This 122 credit program is designed to be completed in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a computer science and engineering degree program?

The bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering is designed to give you a strong foundation in computing, mathematics, science and engineering and teach you to apply that knowledge to real-world computing problems.

Graduates have the skills to identify technological solutions to problems, drawing on their abilities to design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and develop software or computer systems that meet desired needs.

Additionally, our program teaches key skills to succeed in the professional world, including how to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, how to function on multi-disciplinary teams and how to act in accordance with professional, ethical, legal and social responsibilities.

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is the board that accredits engineering and computer science programs in the United States. The bachelor of science in computer science and engineering is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission and the Engineering Accreditation Commission of  ABET. Graduates from ABET-accredited programs have an assurance that their investment and achievement are recognized by the worldwide engineering community.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Learn how to code games and virtual simulations.
  • Apply robotics, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity solutions to real-world problems.
  • Work in teams and collaboratively develop large-scale software projects.
  • Conduct computer science and engineering experiments.
  • Gain the knowledge and skillset to acquire fulfilling computer science and engineering careers.

Senior capstone project

In the College of Engineering, hands-on learning starts on day one. The first engineering class, Engineering 100, will challenge you to work in teams to design a hovercraft capable of traversing across a pre-set course. And in your final class before you graduate, you will work in a team to develop a product that’s ready for the marketplace. Your senior capstone project will be presented to potential employers at the annual Innovation Day, In between, you’ll gain hands-on experience in classrooms and research laboratories, putting your science and mathematical knowledge to work solving engineering problems.

Learn more about the computer science and engineering department

Faculty in our department work train aspiring computing professionals to use technology to solve important societal problems. Our alumni work at top companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft.

Specializations in the computer science and engineering program

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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Careers with a degree in computer science & engineering

Median starting salaries of $67,500 (computer science) and $70,750 (computer engineering)

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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