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College of Computing

Computer Science

Computer Science programs at Illinois Tech are infused with the principles of sound software engineering and build on strong foundations of computer science theory. These programs, combined with the department's world-class research, provide a basis for fundamental technology innovation and long-term career success. Many student opportunities are available to get involved with exciting and transformational research.

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Beyond the fundamentals, Illinois Tech offers focused study in many areas of computer science with courses in modern concepts including data mining, information security, artificial intelligence, and distributed computing. Formal specializations in information security and in information and knowledge management systems are offered for bachelor’s studies.

Gain a firm foundation in the fundamentals in the latest theories and skills at Chicago’s only tech-focused university.

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Make an original contribution to research in the field as a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Illinois Tech, while mastering a field of modern computing. Learn more about Illinois Tech's faculty research areas in computer science.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Excel in this field of computer science by combining theory of information and computation with hands-on systems and software design.

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Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Illinois Tech is the first university in the Midwest to offer a bachelor's degree in artificial intelligence.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Combine a solid foundation in computer science with a focus in another discipline to use computers as sophisticated problem-solving tools.

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Master's Degrees to Empower a Global Community

These rigorous, relevant interdisciplinary degrees combine high-level quantitative education with real world practice. Computational skills such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and software programming are fruitfully applied to raise communities to new heights.

Our Master of Data Science program, one of KD Nuggets Top 15 programs, teaches you how to humanize data, and what you can do to make a difference in your company.

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Artificial intelligence is one of the top growth areas in research and the tech industry. Meet local, national, and global needs for artificial intelligence professionals.

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Excel beyond managing cybersecurity risks by specializing in AI security, IoT security, cloud security, or mobile security.

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Explore the depths of computer programming, systems, and theory to prepare for a Ph.D. program or an enhanced career.

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Discover the best decision-making methods within a problem’s constraints, and identify efficiencies to operate more effectively. 

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SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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Spend the summer with a computer science or applied mathematics research team in a College of Computing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

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Elevate Your Computer Science Degree

Elevate Your Future

Illinois Tech’s Elevate Your Future program ensures experiential learning as part of the university experience. This combination of education, guaranteed experiences, and personalized guidance will add up to a great career.

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Join the Illinois Tech Faculty

The Department of Computer Science is currently seeking candidates to join its growing faculty to accommodate expanding enrollment and conduct cutting-edge research.

Openings include tenure/tenure track facultyadjunct faculty and teaching faculty positions, as well as research positions.

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Department of Computer Science
Stuart Building
10 West 31st Street, Room 235
Chicago, IL 60616