Computer Science


Nicholas LaGrassaPhD Candidate in Computer Science and Learning Sciences

Congratulations to PhD student Nicholas LaGrassa on receiving a 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program award.

Lukas LazarekPhD Candidate in Computer Science

Congratulations to PhD student Lukas Lazarek on receiving a 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program honorable mention.

CS+X Initiative

Exploding the possibilities of interdisciplinary research

We are working to actively discover and support relationships between computer science and diverse disciplines across the University. In doing so, we can drive transformational connections and potentially spark entirely new fields of study.

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Chicago Tech

Connecting with Chicago's growing technology sector

Situated along the lake, 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, Northwestern’s unique location offers unsurpassed access to research partnerships and networking opportunities at neighboring tech organizations.


Learning on the cutting edge


Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Combined BS/MS Degree Program

Minor in Computer Science

Note: The department offers a bachelor of science in computer science for students enrolled in the McCormick School of Engineering, as well as a bachelor of arts in computer science for students enrolled in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The computer science-specific requirements of the two degrees are identical.

Introduction to Computer Science

Northwestern students who are interested in changing their major, or simply sampling the computer science field, can take individual introductory courses.

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undergraduate computer science students

Northwestern CS Selected as BRAID Affiliate

The Building, Recruiting, and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) Initiative aims to increase diversity among undergraduate majors in computer science departments. As an affiliate, Northwestern CS will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from the cohort of BRAID schools by participating in the 2020 BRAID Summit taking place virtually on July 15-17.

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