CS + X Degree Programs
Always at the forefront of computer science education, the University of Illinois has designed a new degree option, called CS + X, that allows students to pursue a flexible program of study incorporating a strong grounding in computer science with technical or professional training in the arts and sciences.
Computing is ubiquitous, with application areas in virtually any field imaginable – from developing gene-sequencing algorithms, to designing methods for high frequency trading, creating computer-generated graphics and special effects, analyzing social data from internet communications, and creating embedded real-time systems for medical devices.
In fact, according to the National Science Foundation, "[K]nowledge of computer science and computer programming is becoming a necessary skill... in marketing, advertising, journalism, and the creative arts."
After earning their CS + X degrees, our graduates are poised to launch their careers or pursue graduate studies in a wide variety of fields.
CS + X Programs:
- Computer Science + Advertising
- Computer Science + Anthropology
- Computer Science + Astronomy
- Computer Science + Chemistry
- Computer Science + Crop Sciences
- Computer Science + Economics
- Computer Science + Geography & Geographic Information Science
- Computer Science + Linguistics
- Computer Science + Music
- Computer Science + Philosophy
"The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is updating and reinvigorating a number of traditional majors by combining them with computer science. The reasoning is that liberal-arts, arts, and agricultural fields increasingly encompass data analysis that requires computer-science skills.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education
CS Undergraduate Degree Options FAQ
Is a CS undergraduate degree right for you?
How is CS + X different from our bachelor's degree from The Grainger College of Engineering?
Read the CS Undergraduate Degree Options FAQ!