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Computer science & Cybersecurity Programs

Active, engaged and robust, the University of Idaho College of Engineering Department of Computer Science engages students in real-world projects that develop deep technical skills, strong character, and emphasize practical experience.

Our department seeks to build strong connections with industry, alumni and friends. Let’s meet to discuss the many ways you can engage with our college, recruit our students, boost your R&D capacity, share your success stories and more!

My interesting and impactful career path originated with my professors at U of I. Their support and encouragement enabled me to combine the computer engineering of my undergraduate degree with cybersecurity in my graduate work. They were essential in constructing the solid foundation upon which I have built my career. Jess Smith, Ph.D., Senior Cybersecurity Researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and U of I Computer Engineering Alumna '09 (BS) and '10 (MS)

No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West - U.S. News and World Report
Best Undergraduate Computer Science Program - U.S. News and World Report
Top 7 in the Nation - U.S. News and World Report

Driving Computer Science & Cybersecurity Education

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Career-Ready Graduates

Nationally recognized for infusing real-world experiences into engineering education, our computer science and cybersecurity programs offer hands-on experience through industry sponsored capstone projects, paid Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program experiences, internships and research.

Active Research Faculty

With $4 million in research expenditures each year, our departmental faculty bring nationally and internationally known expertise in cybersecurity, big data, robotics and more.

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Training Robotics Engineers of the 21st Century

Computer science students work directly with state-of-the-art mobile and full-size robots through our Center for Intelligent Industrial Robotics (CI2R), integrating new robotics research and training labs across the state to prepare students to fill the global manufacturing labor shortage.

Leading Cybersecurity for Three Decades

As one of the National Security Agency’s first seven National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, the University of Idaho College of Engineering is leading advanced cybersecurity training and education.

The U of I Center for Secure and Dependable Systems is a National Science Foundation Cybercorps: Scholarship for Service Program participant, providing millions in tuition funding to train students to work at the highest levels of government.

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Computer Science

Physical Address:
Janssen Engineering Building 236

Mailing Address:

Computer Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

Phone: 208-885-6592

Fax: 208-885-9052


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