Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Computer science has transformed society more thoroughly than any other discipline. The processing and transfer of vast amounts of information has reshaped how we work and play, how we talk to each other, how we shop, drive, and learn—not to mention how we track climate change, explore space and understand the human genome.
Join this exciting and rapidly growing field by with an undergraduate degree in computer science. Gain a solid foundation and a deep understanding of this dynamic market sector through the several pathways:
- The 9.5-course Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is designed as a bridge between computer science and other majors.
- The 14.5-course Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is designed for the in-depth study of computer science.
- The 6-course minor in Computer Science is designed to enhance your major in business, biology, psychology or another field.
Find yourself in classes taught by distinguished and caring faculty. Learn from monthly colloquium series, scholars, alumni and others in the tech industry who come to speak about current topics in computer science. Study just minutes away from the thriving tech sector in Boston and Cambridge.
Recent projects include:
writing educational computer games for elementary school students
developing a computer graphics program for brush-writing Chinese ideograms
developing programs for content-based image retrieval
creating intelligent interfaces for mining large-scale RNAi-HCS image databases modeling drosophila eye development
building mobile apps for interfacing with university resources
Due to our great location just minutes from Boston and Cambridge (home to Microsoft, Google, and Akamai Technologies offices) and a strong national alumni network, you'll have access to a wide array of internship opportunities. Every year, the department brings representatives from more than 30 companies to campus for a computer science internship and job fair. Past companies include Amazon, Apple, eBay, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard, Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, MLB.com, Oracle, PayPal, Red Hat and Twitter.
Computer science graduates of Brandeis often go on to work for startup companies, as well as for IBM, Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Others pursue graduate studies in computer science, computer engineering, materials science, neuroscience and cognitive science.
Recent alumni from our department are working as software engineers, entrepreneurs, business analysts and systems analysts.
At Brandeis, you’ll gain a high-impact skill set that is ideal for careers in a number of areas—science, medicine, business, entertainment, and more—as you work alongside your future partners in shaping the world we live in. Pursue research, teach, or work in industry.