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Advantages in Computer Science

  • The UCF Programming Team is one of the best in the world! CS teams compete annually in the ACM’s International Programming Contest, and our CS team has an unmatched record — finishing in the Southeast region’s top three every year since 1982! CS teams have earned five Top-10 finishes out of 6,000 teams world-wide.
  • CS has prestigious research programs for undergraduates (REUs). CS has been an NSF REU site in Computer Vision since NSF started the program in 1987.
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, additional Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), IEEE Computer Society and UPE Computer Science Honor Society and the CS Foundation Exam all provide real-life benefits including networking, face-to-face meetings with experts and career experience.
  • The Department’s new home is the Harris Corp. Engineering Center — an ultra high-tech building with revolutionary equipment, computers and labs for students.
  • The Computer Science Foundation Exam is a qualifying test all CS majors must pass to advance to upper-level CS courses. Nationally, only UCF’s CS Program uses a test this way to qualify its students. The exam covers problem solving techniques, algorithms, abstraction, proofs and language skills. Tests are held each semester, and the exam helps ensure the success of our students. It is a major resume builder and a feature many industry partners highlight as a primary reason they want to hire CS graduates from our Department of CS.
  • A detailed description of our computer facilities, faculty expertise and course descriptions are found in the adjacent tabs above.
  • The Computer Science BS program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
  • CS has been a site for an REU program in computer vision since the inception of REU by NSF in 1987. During the last two decades, close to 200 undergraduate students from different schools all over the country have participated in this program. NSF has extended its funding for the CS Computer Vision Lab REU program through 2008. PIs on this project are Drs. Mubarak Shah, and Niels da Vitoria Lobo.