Undergraduate Degree Program

The College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst currently has approximately 850 active undergraduate students and about 40 faculty (and over 200 graduate students). Our incoming first year undergraduate students have a strong academic background with an average GPA and SAT score of 3.9 and 1355 respectively. Students closely interact with the computer science faculty in classes, in research labs, and in a variety of academic events. Students also receive excellent advising from the College's individual faculty.

The College of Information and Computer Sciences offers a number of degree programs:

The BS is focused on courses in our own College and is excellent preparation for a professional career or a graduate degree in computer science. The BA is interdisciplinary and includes courses from another department at UMass as part of the degree, courses chosen by the student, and it reflects our field's broad relevance. The minor is intended to complement another UMass major, and it consists of 5 courses total.
If you are curious about becoming a CS student, see our pages on Why CS?

The College of Information and Computer Sciences is developing an Informatics major that complements our existing BS and BA Computer Science majors; the major is presently offered on a limited basis through the BDIC program:

Where do our undergraduates end up? Companies that have hired our students include:

  • Cisco Systems
  • EMC
  • Fiksu
  • Google
  • TripAdvisor
  • Vistaprint
  • Yahoo!
  • Northrop Grumman
  • BAE Systems
  • Sonalyst, Inc
  • TNR Global
  • US Department of Transportation at the Volpe Center
  • Dexrex, LLC
  • SCVNGR
  • Washington Post Digital
  • Rediker Software
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Microsoft
  • Boeing
  • General Electric
  • The Plum Group
  • BBN Technologies
  • General Dynamics AIS
  • AppSage
  • Galatea Associates
  • Ernst & Young
  • Biogen Idec
  • Hitachi Data Systems

Many of our undergraduates go on to graduate school. As a top-ranked graduate school ourselves, they are very prepared for any program in the country.