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Welcome to the University of Alabama in Huntsville Computer Science Department! We are dedicated to preparing students to become contributors to the computer science profession, whether they find themselves in industrial, government, research or university environments.  

National Science Foundation's HERD Survey

  • #9 overall in federally-financed Computer & Information Science research expenditures
  • #7 in DOD-funded Computer & Information Science research expenditures
  • #2 in NASA-funded Computer & Information Science research expenditures

The department has modern laboratories for teaching courses in areas like cybersecurity, computer architecture, graphics and visualization, artificial intelligence, computer networks, and software engineering

All UAH computer science degrees meet national standards for excellence and are fully accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commision of ABET.

Around Town

Huntsville, Alabama is the second-largest city in Alabama, is located in north Alabama nestled between the Tennessee River and the Appalachia mountains.     Visitors will find the city to be culturally diversified, high-tech industry and research oriented, and a great place to live.   Amenities in the city include the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, the Space and Rocket Center, the NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the professional baseball team Trash Pandas, and several musical and theatrical groups.   Life in Huntsville is never dull!

UAH began in 1950 as a branch of the University of Alabama and is now a completely autonomous campus within the University of Alabama System. UAH continues to be closely involved with the work done by NASA, the U.S. Army Missile Command and the many high-tech research and engineering firms in the area.

The UAH campus covers nearly 1200 acres and the campus is located next door to Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the nation.  In 2019, UAH was named among the top research universities in the nation for funding from NASA and Department of Defense.


Computer Science Programs