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Computer Science (CS) Major

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. More on ABET-specific details related to the CS program appear below.


The Computer Science major is designed to provide students with a broad background in science and humanities and to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of computing and modern computing technology. It prepares the student for professional work with computer systems as well as for graduate work in computer science.


As a Computer Science major at UC Riverside, you will be taking a mix of core computer science courses and a breadth of humanities and social science courses.

More information on available courses can be found on the Registrar's website.

To complete your degree, you will need to fulfill the requirements laid out in the Computer Science course plan.

ABET Accreditation

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. If you would like to learn more about the how the accreditation affects you, please refer to the ABET page.

Our goal for our graduates

As a graduate of our program, you will be able to move onto the next chapter of your life with the following skills:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Graduation and Enrollment Data

In the Fall of 2017, total undergraduate enrollment in Computer Science was 540 students. In Spring of 2018, 133 Bachelor of Science degrees were awarded.