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Undergraduate Catalog | 2020-2021 
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College of Computing and Informatics

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) is part of a dynamic and exciting educational and research institution that combines the knowledge and expertise of multidisciplinary faculty, industry professionals, and students. The CCI was formed in 2000 as the College of Information Technology, with the mission of educating information technology specialists, conducting leading-edge research, and partnering with area businesses of great importance to the Charlotte community and the University. It was renamed the College of Computing and Informatics in 2006 in an effort to reflect the College’s commitment to maintain relevancy with the ever-changing world of information technology that impacts all of our lives on a daily basis.

The College of Computing and Informatics consists of three departments:

Plus one interdisciplinary school:

The primary mission of CCI includes:

  • Cultivating an inclusive culture dedicated to student success and equity in education
  • Stimulating innovative high-risk high-impact research and development
  • Maintaining a resilient and ethical society of educated, caring citizens

Degree Programs

With educational programs rooted in a strong foundation of research, the CCI combines the talents of on- and off-campus partners in achieving its mission. Academic programs include Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degree programs in computer science, information technology, data science, and bioinformatics and computational biology. Committed to the concept of life-long learning, the College also offers undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

The College offers a single entry to the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with the curriculum for specific concentrations in the Departments of Computer Science, Software and Information Systems, and Bioinformatics and Genomics.

A key component of all CCI academic programs is the team interaction between students, faculty, and community partners. Through their involvement in real-world projects, students apply what they learn, thus, giving them practical experience as they help businesses solve computing and informatics challenges.


Within the College of Computing and Informatics, the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Computer Science are fulfilled by completing specific concentrations of courses offered by the three different departments in the College of Computing and Informatics and designed for students interested in pursuing a career in computing.  

The B.S. offers a broad core of computing subjects and allows in-depth study in one of these concentrations:

The B.A. program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in one of the following concentrations:


Undergraduate Certificates

Honors Programs

Graduate Early Entry Programs