Discover a field on the frontlines of the world’s most pressing issues. From conquering disease to protecting the environment, the solutions to our problems rely on computer systems. At UMass Amherst, computer science is a collaborative field of study, focused on fostering the hard skills and capacity for creative problem solving necessary to develop the innovative solutions for the future. Students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels have access to our internationally recognized research opportunities. A degree in computer science opens the door to careers across industries including economics, software development, computational medicine, and more.