B.S. in Computer Science

Program Overview

Computer science studies the design of computational devices and processes, the transfer and transformation of information, and techniques for making processes efficient and intelligent. The field is both creative and scientific, ranging from the study of theoretical algorithms to the practical problems of designing and implementing software.

Program accreditation

Formal options

Computer science — cybersecurity
Coursework focuses on computer science as it relates to the protection of computer systems.

Computer science — entrepreneurship
Blend your passion for computer science with your desire to innovate by developing your entrepreneurial skills through business courses.

Concurrent B.S./MBA
Earn a Bachelor of Science in computer science and Master of Business Administration in just five years.

Other areas of emphasis
Undergraduate students can choose from many areas of emphasis including cybersecurity, software engineering, cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence and data science.

Academic areas graphic for computer science

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Hear why K-State students chose to study computer science.


Concurrent B.S./MBA

This dual degree offers students a graduate degree from the business college as well as an educational foundation in computer science — both in five years.

Make an impact

Computer scientists work to solve problems by developing new technologies, systems and computer-based solutions.

Computer scientists are in high demand to advance the world by —

  • protecting the nation’s infrastructure from cyber threats.
  • developing artificial intelligence.
  • creating mobile applications for new operating systems.
  • utilizing technology/big data to find solutions for complex problems.
  • becoming innovative business leaders.
96% career placement
$67,467 average starting salary

Career opportunities

Computer science graduates pursue careers as —

  • software developers
  • software engineer
  • data scientist
  • web developer
  • systems analyst
  • app developer
  • technical manager
  • cybersecurity analyst
  • tech entrepreneur


Many internships and co-ops are available to computer science students that offer valuable professional experiences and contacts in the industry before graduation.

K-State computer science alumni live in 47 states and 36 countries.

Map of computer science alumni

Career placement and salary data provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes 2019-2020 K-State computer science graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.