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School of Computer Science

A natural habitat for tech-heads with big plans and bold ideas.

"I just got here and I felt that vibe. I knew it was where I should be. "
Harlene '21

It takes a logical mind and a bold spirit to move the world forward.

Develop the next earth-shattering app. Discover a new computational theory. Disrupt the tech world. You can make that happen in the School of Computer Science. Our undergraduate programs — among the best and oldest in the country — give you the strong foundation you need to make your mark in industry or academia and stay current, even as technology changes.

First Year Experience

You’ll spend your first year immersed in courses that explore the foundational and theoretical underpinnings of computer science. The best computer scientists in the world will teach you how to think computationally and solve complex problems, giving you the tools you need to secure an internship or even do research with just one year under your belt.

School of Computer Science Programs

Process your passions and find the program that’s right for you.

Artificial Intelligence

  • Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Computational Biology

  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology
  • Additional major in Computational Biology
  • Minor in Computational Biology

Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Additional major in Computer Science
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Minor in Language Technologies
  • Minor in Machine Learning
  • Minor in Neural Computation
  • Additional major in Robotics
  • Minor in Robotics
  • Minor in Software Engineering

Human-Computer Interaction

  • Bachelor of Science in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Additional major in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Minor in Human-Computer Interaction

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA)

Contact

Office of Admission

Warner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
F: 412.268.7832

 

School of Computer Science Website

Fact Sheet (PDF)(opens in new window)

 

 Class of 2020, Six Months After Graduation

89%

Employed or in Grad School

$120,253

Average Salary

Recent Employers and Further Education

Facebook

Google

Microsoft

Amazon

High School Course Requirements

4 years English
4 years Mathematics*
1 year Physics
2 years Chemistry, Biology or Computer Science
2 years Foreign Language
3 electives
 

*Four years of mathematics should include at least algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions (pre-calculus) and preferably calculus. Advanced mathematics courses are encouraged, especially a course in calculus.

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