Computer Science (B.S.)

Computer Science (B.S.)

  • The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of New Orleans as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. UNO is one of about 60 designated research centers in the country and the only one in Louisiana.
  • The University of New Orleans partnership with industry giant GE offers computer science students a unique opportunity to work alongside seasoned software engineers and gain valuable industry experience through a recently expanded Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, known as SWEAP.

Computer science at the University of New Orleans involves much more than conventional programming and development. Your degree will qualify you for a variety of professional opportunities including hardware development, software engineering, Internet systems and technology, game design, security, biotechnology, business management and consulting, as well as graduate study in computing-related fields. The UNO's degree in computer science meets the requirements of the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC/ABET).

Information Assurance

Information assurance (IA) is the protection of information systems against unauthorized access, tampering, or cyber attacks. The UNO IA program was one of the first in the country to offer courses in digital forensics and reverse engineering. Students and faculty members work together on important practical problems in computer security, including the development of high-performance digital forensics tools and methods for analyzing and mitigating malware. These projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and others. State of the art laboratories, including the Network Security Laboratory (NSSAL) and the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA) provide cutting-edge hardware and software to support these research efforts and our IA courses.


Students of bioinformatics are ideally suited to careers in medical research and adjacent fields like biopharmacology, where the use of computer data analysis will allow scientists to develop genetic cures for previously untreatable ailments. This is one area where federal funding for study remains robust, and the industrial growth of bioinformatics is likely to outpace most other sectors of the economy this decade.

Game Development

Game development at UNO is helmed by a recognized expert in the field who does active research in artificial intelligence applied to interactive narratives. This provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in ongoing research in our Narrative Intelligence Lab (NIL). Additionally our department stays in contact with local game studios to ensure that the curriculum reflects industry needs.

More Information

Department of Computer Science

Degree Requirements

Computer Science M.S.

Applied Sciences and Engineering (Ph.D.)

Minor in Computer Science


Application Questions?

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University of New Orleans
105 Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: 504-280-6595