Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris computer science program combines a strong theoretical basis with extensive hands-on experience to develop long-term concepts and skills—preparing Morris graduates for the ever-changing computer science field. At Morris, students focus on the core of computer science such as algorithm development, software design, and hardware principles. In the third and fourth years, students select from a variety of topics courses, many of which grow out of student suggestions.
Personal interaction with faculty
Morris computer science students work closely with faculty and are provided with numerous opportunities for:
- study abroad experiences; and
- research projects with faculty, many of which are funded through the universitywide Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and local Morris Academic Partnership (MAP) program.
Our very active Computer Science Club and student ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) chapter provide excellent opportunities for students to get to know each other. The computer science faculty organizes events like guest speakers and field trips to conferences and businesses as well as social events like gaming parties and movie nights. We also host an annual programming contest with participants from the Morris campus and throughout the region.
About a third of Morris graduates continue their education pursuing graduate degrees. Recent graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs at well-known, renowned universities such as:
- Carnegie Mellon
- University of Massachusetts-Amherst
- Brown University
- Georgia Tech
- University of California at San Diego
- University of Colorado
Many Morris computer science alumni seek full-time employment directly following graduation and are employed at a variety of well-known companies including:
- Alliance Technical Systems
- Sun Microsystems
- US Bank
- Anderson Consulting
- Mayo Clinic
- Secure Computing
- West Publishing
Morris graduates often acquire these jobs through summer internships and through our network of very active alumni.