The School of Computing offers undergraduate students three majors: computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering. Students in each major will learn many of the same concepts and even take some of the same courses, but will have different academic requirements and learning experiences.
Not sure which major is right for you?
Minors and Focus Areas
Students also have the opportunity to minor in computer science, or graduate with a computer science focus (advanced skills in a specific area). The University of Nebraska–Lincoln does not currently offer a minor in computer engineering or any engineering discipline.
Visit the University
Visit our beautiful campus and explore our department! Campus visits can be booked through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Visitors Center.
Prospective students and families who would like to learn more about the department on an individualized tour can sign up for a Husker Weekday Visit. Our recruitment coordinator will give a 30-minute tour of the department and its research labs, and will dedicate another 30 minutes to answering questions regarding scholarships, clubs, majors, job opportunities, and any others students and parents have.
Connect with Us
We also offer a variety of opportunities for students to explore our programs virtually. Students and their families can coordinate 1-1 virtual visits with our recruitment coordinator, attend an online seminar, or participate in Admitted Student Days (an online campus visitation experience).
Your future starts here. If you are a high school senior, transferring from another higher education institution, or have been home-schooled and are ready for college, the Office of Admissions is where you start your application process.
International students seeing to apply as freshmen or transfer from another institution have different requirements.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Applying for all university, college and departmental scholarships is part of the application for admission. No additional steps are needed, you will be considered for any scholarships you qualify for, but don't miss the application deadline. In addition, students have various other financial aid options available. Visit the financial aid office for more information.
Many students are also eligible for several scholarships — like the Career Scholarship — that are available exclusively to School of Computing majors. Learn more about those available scholarships here.