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College of Engineering and Applied Science

About Computer Science

There are more software jobs than can be filled with current graduates, with this remaining true for the foreseeable future. These are high-paying jobs housed in rich working environments. Software-related work is a highly creative endeavor and interesting design problems arise in every project. The creative aspect of the work is stimulating and can sustain an entire career. Traditional areas of computer science such as graphics, software engineering, networks, databases, multimedia, and artificial intelligence remain strong, with job growth being driven by advances in robotics and the fundamental impact of computer science in nearly every industry. There are many challenging problems remaining for computer scientists to solve.

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Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Business Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with International Engineering Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Big Data Concentration
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science


Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions Available

We seek applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professors to start in August 2017. The department is especially seeking candidates with expertise in AI / Machine Learning (especially Deep Learning), Big Data, and/or Cybersecurity.  Exceptional candidates in other areas and those seeking more advanced ranks are also encouraged to apply. Click here for full details and application instructions. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by Dec. 4, 2016, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Why Computer Science?

  • The average yearly salary for computer scientists was $102,190 in May 2012.
  • The median annual wage for computer scientists is 66 percent higher than the average wage in the United States.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 70 percent of all newly created jobs across all STEM fields during this decade —across engineering, the physical sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences—will be in computer science.
  • Nationally colleges and universities are not graduating enough students to fill jobs available in computer science.

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Jeff Clune (left) discusses his research with Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead.

Nature Article Highlights Clune’s Research

October 7, 2016 ‖ An article published Oct. 5 in Nature highlights the research that Computer Science Assistant Professor Jeff Clune and his team perform at the University of Wyoming.

An LRC member programs a robot at a recent meeting.

Crowdfunding Effort Begins to Raise Money for Laramie Robotics Club

June 9, 2016 ‖ A fundraising campaign began Thursday to raise money for an educational club within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming.

Josh Becker sits at his desk and writes code for programs for Handel Information Technologies.

Industrial Affiliates Program Forms Bonds Between Students and Companies

May 23, 2016 ‖ If you look hard enough, you’ll see an interesting development in the southwest corner of the Cowboy State.

Contact Us

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Dept. 3315

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5190


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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