Computer Science B.S. with NIC and U of I
The University of Idaho and North Idaho College are proud to team up in offering a four-year computer science degree program entirely in Coeur d’Alene. Computer science professionals are in high demand, and Coeur d’Alene is well positioned to foster the highly-skilled workforce needed to support this robust industry.
Why computer science
Computer Science is a broad discipline with an ever-growing array of lucrative, creative and flexible opportunities. From kitchens to cars, hospitals to Hollywood, computers play a part in most every aspect of life today. The work of computer scientists is as diverse as it is in demand, especially in northern Idaho where industry is quickly changing and business owners are seeking out the superb quality of life this region offers.
How the program works
This program is designed to begin at North Idaho College, with students earning a two-year associate degree in computer science. Students then complete their bachelor’s with U of I faculty in Coeur d’Alene.
The unique curriculum is designed in collaboration with regional businesses to support high tech industry and technical entrepreneurship.
Through the cooperative education program, students can gain work experience while forging industry connections through extended, paid internships during their junior and senior years. Learn more about the co-op program.
In addition to the bachelor’s degree program, computer science students also have the option to complete their master’s and doctorate without leaving Coeur d’Alene.
Schedule a tour
The U of I Coeur d’Alene Computer Science faculty and laboratories are now located in the Hedlund building at North Idaho College. Contact us today to meet our faculty and current students, as well as our ever-growing fleet of robots.
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Robert Rinker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Chair
Hedlund Building 202D
Campus: Coeur d'Alene
Courses: Computer Science I, Computer Organization and Architecture, System Software, Advanced Computer Architecture, Real-Time Operating Systems
Areas of Expertise: computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, embedded systems
Campus: Coeur d'Alene