Required Courses

  • Bachelor of Science (Engineering): 12 computer science required course credits
  • Bachelor of Science (Arts & Science): 11.5 computer science required course credits
  • Bachelor of Arts (Arts & Sciences): 8.5 computer science required course credits

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Bucknell's computer science program is supported by state-of-the-art computing laboratories that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ABET

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering degree in the College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

You've got hardware on the brain and dream in code. When the next life-transforming app comes along, you don't ask, "How do I use it," but question, "How does it work?" And if there isn't an app for that, you wonder, "Why not?" and you make it.

In Bucknell's computer science and engineering program, you'll learn the skills needed to build the next generation of hardware and software to make international business transactions a breeze, advanced health care research possible and everyone's life a little easier.

You, too, could end up winning an Academy Award. Within Bucknell's liberal arts environment, your curiosity can take you far - Hollywood, Silicon Valley or wherever you want to bring your talents to bear.

Did You Know?


Bucknell was an early adopter of using computers in undergraduate education (1957).

Students can choose from among three computer science degrees: 1) the Bachelor of Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, 2) the Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and 3) the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, which is offered by the College of Engineering.

CSCI 203 is an innovative introduction to computer science that explores computer science's Big Questions such as "What is computer science?", "What is computational thinking?", and "Are there well-defined computational tasks that we can't compute?"

The computer science core courses focus on principles and hands-on experience. The majority of these core courses have a weekly laboratory where students learn and refine their skills.

Bucknell’s computer science program is supported by state-of-the-art computing laboratories that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Computer science courses make use of the College of Engineering's extensive workstation environment.

Faculty Spotlight


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Lea Wittie

Associate Professor

Lea Wittie

"By the time students graduate, a language may not have been invented yet. But when they start a job, they're going to be expected to pick it up -- and quickly."

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Xiannong Meng

Professor

Xiannong Meng

"Not only did the students get to work with a real client and learn about three languages in the process, they also have a real product to show for it."

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Hands-on Experience


Study Abroad

Make the World Your Classroom

Students often have the flexibility to study abroad. In recent years, computer science students have studied in Australia, Barbados, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Spain.

Research

Undergraduate Research

Students have opportunities to conduct research in computer science including software engineering, computer networking, security, compiler design, data mining, and bioinformatics.

Theory made real

Senior Design Project

In their senior year, student teams investigate, design, and implement a senior design project with an on-campus or off-campus customer.

Recent Computer Science News


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Meet Bucknell's Newest Professors

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Bucknell Faculty Honored at 2018 Commencement

Bucknell Faculty Honored at 2018 Commencement

The University presented awards to faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching and service. 

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Ready, Set, Fit marries exercise with place-based education.

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With Help From Bucknell, Lewisburg Children’s Museum Launches

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Bucknell students and faculty designed exhibits and played key roles in bringing the new nonprofit to the community.

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ABET: The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering degree in the College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org .

ABET: Computer Science & Engineering

ABET: Computer Science

ABET: Enrollments, Graduation Rates, and Educational Outcomes

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