The primary goal of the degree program in Computer Science is to provide students the foundations for future work and careers in computation-based problem solving. These foundations support both a successful career path in computing as well as provide appropriate qualifications for further degree work in computation related disciplines. Our degree emphasizes development of analytical skills, acquisition of knowledge and understanding of systems, languages and tools required for effective computation-based problem solving.
Our core courses offer a broad base so that students who end their studies with the bachelor’s degree can continue to acquire new skills and advance in an always-evolving professional workplace. Our core courses also strive to cultivate the sophistication and insights needed for further study at the graduate level.
We accomplish these goals by placing our computer science program in the context of the core curriculum requirements of the University of New Mexico, by requiring a minor degree outside of computer science and by insisting on a strong overall grade point average.
The UNM Department of Computer is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.