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The Computer Science degree offers concentrations is AI, Computer Game Design, Software Engineering and Cybersecurity

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Department of Computer & Information Science offers a BS degree in computer science with a concentration in artificial intelligence (AI): the study of computer applications and information science applicable to fields that require intelligent software systems. 

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for AI-related jobs is even greater.

The AI concentration:

  • focuses on basic and advanced AI training
  • prepares you with the skills and in-depth knowledge for AI and development of intelligent software systems
  • provides you with an understanding, working knowledge of AI, and its applicability to various fields (including general AI, machine learning, robotics, data mining, and game design)
  • ensures you have the required AI knowledge to distinguish yourself from other graduates

As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • work effectively with each other for the development of intelligent agents and systems
  • apply AI in marketable fields
  • apply essential skills to various subfields of AI, including software development and deep learning
  • apply AI to physical machines, including robots with a computer vision to navigate
  • pursue lifelong learning and professional development as information security analysts

The AI minor allows non-computer science majors to pursue AI knowledge and effectively provide technical diversity in fields that are shaping the world economically, socially, and culturally. You will be trained AI, data mining, bioinformatics, mobile robotics, image processing, and data visualization.

You will be prepared for a wide range of careers, including biomedical devices, research in protein folding to develop new pharmaceuticals, automation, and manufacturing. Completion of this minor requires 18-20 credit hours (6 courses). Learn more about the artificial intelligence minor.

Student success

Computer Science Student Cameron McAlpine '23 standing in front of the SENG building sign
Cameron McAlpine '23

Honors College student and Robotics Club president Cameron McAlpine '23 led his capstone team in the development of an algorithm for autonomous jet skis. During his time at UMassD, Cameron became a highly engaged leader in the campus community and a source of support for his fellow students. 

International (F-1) students who receive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may be eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). To learn about the eligibility criteria and detailed steps to apply, please review the International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) OPT page and USCIS resources. F-1 students must consult with the ISSC to apply for STEM OPT.

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