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

Do you ever wonder how Apple’s Siri, Google’s Translate, or Amazon’s Echo work? Are you intrigued by advances in artificial intelligence, which enable computers to have human-like behavior and understand spoken or written language? Do you think you have what it takes to design user-friendly computer programs and interfaces using natural language communication? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should consider the CS + Linguistics degree.

The CS + Linguistics blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Linguistics 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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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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