This dual degree program allows students who are highly motivated to earn both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in the computer science field in just five academic years. Students earn Purdue University degrees from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
The five year B.S./M.S. program allows students to complete three 500-level courses that satisfy general/free elective requirements for the BS, thus shortening the time to complete their MS degree by one academic term. Students then complete the remaining twenty-one credit hours of the MS program after admission and earn their MS degree in just one year.
The use of computer systems is pervasive in society, creating an on-going demand for people who can provide the technical knowledge to support an array of systems and applications. Sophisticated and complex technology is being implemented across all organizations, and maintaining the computer network is essential to almost every organization.
The science of computing is investigated from complex mathematical algorithms, through mnemonic code, translated to binary base and realized in real-world applications. In the Department of Computer and Information Science at IUPUI, applications of computer science range from biological and life sciences to software development—involving every aspect of life from homeland security to archiving cultural heritage. Here, you’ll develop and use innovative problem solving techniques to tackle the toughest technology challenges.
With a degree in computer science from IUPUI, you’ll be ready to collaborate with the best minds and how to turn theory into reality. And because you’ll graduate with a deep understanding of the fundamentals that underlie all computer technology, you will also be ready to adapt to changes in the marketplace.
All students, including undergraduates, are exposed to research opportunities. You’ll work one-on-one with talented senior faculty to conduct research and expand knowledge in the discipline.