Undergraduate Program

Hank LevyWelcome. Thanks for your interest in pursuing undergraduate studies at the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) department of the University of Washington. Our department is ranked among the top ten in the nation and offers an unbeatable combination of outstanding students, exciting classes, and world-class faculty.  Here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest you can obtain one of the finest educations in the nation.

Like the 900 undergraduate men and women now in the department, you are sure to find a valuable academic and vibrant social community.  Our faculty, while internationally renowned researchers, commit themselves to teaching and being available to mentor you throughout your college experience.  Our labs and facilities here at the Allen Center offer premier, comfortable learning and gathering environments where you can work hard individually and with others interested in learning how computing technology can transform the world.

When you graduate with our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, you will be able to engage in successful careers in industry, academia, and public service, providing technical leadership by solving significant problems across a broad range of application areas.  The department will prepare you well to adapt to the new technologies, tools and methodologies that are revolutionizing our daily lives.

Admission to UW CSE is competitive;  that is, UW students wishing to major in CSE must apply to the department for admissions after taking prerequisite courses. More information about the CSE application and admissions process can be found here.  This website provides all the information you need to decide if CSE is the smart choice for you.  Best wishes for success at college and beyond.

Hank's Signature

Henry M. Levy
Chairman, Computer Science & Engineering