Undergraduate Program

A New Curriculum for a New Marketplace

December 7, 2012

UTCS develops a new, flexible curriculum in response to an expanding field of study and explosive enrollment growth that many are referring to as a new Sputnik moment. ...

UT, A&M Among Nation’s Best Values: Report

December 6, 2012

Can a university engaged in world-changing research truly educate undergraduate students? A new study finds that UT-Austin (and Texas A&M) is doing just that. ...

Mike Scott Wins 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

December 3, 2012

President Powers recently announced Michael Scott as a recipient of the 2012-13 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award. This award recognizes Mike's consistent levels of excellence in teaching undergraduates. ...

UTCS Ranked No. 9 World-wide

August 21, 2012

The University of Texas of Austin is No. 35 in the world, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In specific fields the university ranked No. 9 in computer science. ...

The Department of Computer Science Tweaks Curriculum to Be More Flexible

June 24, 2012

The Department of Computer Science will decrease the number of required classes needed to obtain a degree from the department, a move some faculty hope will allow students to specialize in their interests and experience more while attending school. ...

Most wanted: Students with technical degrees

May 16, 2012

This year’s graduates in computer science, engineering and accounting are in high demand in the strongest job market for graduates since 2008, says the National Association of Colleges and Employers. NACE shows a 10.2 percent increase in hiring over 2011. - Michael Okoniewsk/Bloomberg News ...

1 Semester Startup Class to Host “Demo Day” with Special Guest James Truchard, President and CEO of National Instruments

April 23, 2012

UT NewsEvent: 1 Semester Startup's "Demo Day" featuring James Truchard, president and CEO of National InstrumentsWhen: Thursday, April 26, 5-9 p.m., open to the publicWhere: LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ Museum and Library, 2313 Red River St., University of Texas at Austin ...

Students Start-up for Credit

January 17, 2012

The Daily Texan reports on 1 Semester Startup, an interdisciplinary course that the Department of Computer Science helped create. ...

Where 94% of grads get jobs

January 7, 2012

CNN Video: Where 94% of grads get jobs. Majoring in computer science is hot right now. Enrollment is up, and undergrads are rocking the job market. ...

Get Started at UT

December 16, 2011

1 Semester Startup (ISS) is a new practicum course designed to accelerate UT undergraduate students’ startups for degree credit. It allows undergraduates to experience entrepreneurship first-hand while learning from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin. On December 1st, 1SS students presented their startups in five-minute investor pitches to the Austin entrepreneurial community. ...

Want to Make Games for a Living?

November 1, 2011

The new Game Development Program is designed to serve undergraduate students in Radio-TV-Film, Fine Arts and Computer Science. Students majoring in these areas will take classes in their discipline, as described below. After gaining that experience, and typically in their senior year at UT, students from these three disciplines will come together in an interdisciplinary Capstone Project class. ...

Two UTCS Teams Named Finalists in Yahoo!'s Open Hack All Stars event in New York City

September 21, 2011

Two UTCS teams made it to the final round of the Yahoo! Open Hack All Stars event in New York City. ...

Where the Jobs Are in 2011: Software Engineering

September 10, 2011

Mobile applications and cloud computing are driving demand for new engineering grads ...

Why I'm raising my son to be a nerd

August 16, 2011

Jocks go on to play for your favorite team but nerds go on to own the teams those jocks play for. --LZ Granderson ...

Colleges That Help Grads Get Top Salaries

August 11, 2011

SmartMoney's unique "payback" survey of 50 top-priced schools shows which alumni are reaping rewards in the job market. ...

Navigate the Booming Computer Science Market

August 8, 2011

High paying jobs are available, but getting into a top program is becoming increasingly difficult. ...

Computer Science 4th Most In-demand Degree in Today's Economy

June 21, 2011

Computer Science is the fourth most in-demand degree in today’s economy, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) study, which asks employers to forecast their hiring intentions. ...

Texas Dominates in Study of Best Cities for 2011 Job Growth

June 8, 2011

Texas cities claimed the top 6 positions in a study released by Forbes.com and NewGeography.com. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos came ranked fourth. ...

Which college degrees earn the most money?

May 31, 2011

Those who major in computer science will typically make 50% more over the course of their lifetime than those who major in the humanities, arts, education or psychology. ...

The Value of a Degree: Median Earnings by Major and Subject Area

May 23, 2011

A recent study of the economic value of several undergraduate degrees by major was recently published by Georgetown University. Engineering graduates ranged fro $55K to $120K, the best of the majors evaluated. Computer and mathematics grads were also rated highly, $50K to $98K. ...

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