Why study Computer Science Minor at UB?
*Not a baccalaureate degree program
Computer Science is a diverse and ubiquitous field, touching people's lives in many ways. The Minor in Computer Science program at UB offers students a solid foundation in the computer science field. The program offers many opportunities to engage outside the classroom setting. Outside the classroom setting students can join student clubs, like the Association for Computing Machinery and Scientista, work as undergraduate teaching assistants, and participate in research projects. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in industry, and pursue graduate degrees.
Students successfully completing a minor in Computer Science will possess the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to identify and solve a variety of computational problems.
The Learning Environment
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers nine engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering.
Five combined BS/MBA programs are offered in conjunction with the School of Management. BA, BS, and BS/MS degrees in computer science are offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. A BS degree in engineering physics is offered jointly with the Department of Physics.
The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.
About Our Facilities
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis and Ketter Halls. Barbara and Jack Davis Hall is the newest building, which opened in 2011 and features an environmentally friendly design and construction.
Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.
About Our Faculty
The faculty members of the department, all of whom have national and international reputations in their fields, are involved in research projects that have a variety of special contracts. Many have also received research funding from corporations such as Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, Kodak, Microsoft, Nokia and Xerox.
These projects include research in:
- algorithms and theory
- augmentative technology for the handicapped
- computer networks and distributed systems
- computer security and information assurance
- computer vision and information visualization
- data integration and databases
- high performance and grid computing
- cyber infrastructure and computational science
- knowledge representation
- computational linguistics
- medical applications and bioinformatics
- human computer interaction
- wireless computing
- multimedia databases and informational retrieval
- pattern recognition
- machine learning
- data mining
- programming languages and software systems
- embedded systems
- computer architecture
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Computer Science department website for additional information about our faculty.
Most students with bachelor's degrees obtain jobs in the fields of computing and applications programming or related areas such as systems analysis and design. Some of the jobs are in scientific or technical industries for which a considerable knowledge of mathematics is also desirable. Others are involved in programming for business where the mathematics background is less necessary. There are also jobs concerned with writing programs that facilitate the use of computers for applications.
Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from faculty advisors in their program of study. The Office of Undergraduate Education advises all students throughout their first two years of study. In the junior and senior years, students seek advisement primarily from departmental faculty advisors.
Students in the program are expected to see an advisor at least once a semester. One semester before graduation students are required to meet with an advisor to ensure that their remaining coursework satisfies program requirements needed to graduate with the minor.
Academic Advising Contact Information
SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education
410 Bonner Hall
North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website
Computer Science and Engineering
338R Davis Hall, North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
Scholarships and Financial Support
There are many scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities available for students accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. These include recruitment scholarships and annual scholarships/awards for current students. There are both merit and need-based scholarships.