Computer Science + Anthropology, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Anthropology

Anthropologists use computational tools and algorithms to analyze large amounts of data either gathered from a field site or by studying online social communities and social networks. Students majoring in CS + Anthropology will have knowledge of how people live and communicate as social beings, which can inform best designs and user interfaces for software.

The CS + Anthropology blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. As part of the computing community at Illinois, you will benefit from being part of a top five ranked Computer Science program with world-class faculty and research. Learn more about the Department's Rankings and Statistics.

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

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CS Student Life

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Student Organizations


Undergraduate Research

Students are welcome to explore numerous undergraduate research opportunities throughout the academic year or over the summer.

Research Opportunities


Career Services

CS + X students will have access to campus, college, and department resources to support their internship and job search opportunities. 

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