For advisement, students should contact a CISE Academic Advisor or visit the CISE Student Services Center (E405 CSE Building)
Freshman applicants (High School Graduates) do not apply to the department at the undergraduate level, but instead apply to the University of Florida as you would do for any other bachelors program. Freshman admission requirements can be found here. All accepted freshman students are required to attend PREVIEW. At PREVIEW, students can declare a major. The three letter designation for the four degree programs within the CISE Department are the following:
- CpE - Computer Engineering (software/hardware combination jointly administered by CISE and ECE departments)
- CSC - Computer Science
- CSE - Computer Science
- DAS - Digital Arts and Sciences
Freshman who indicate CEN or DAS as their major when they enter UF, should come to the CISE Student Services Center (E405 CSE) and meet with an advisor.
The College of Engineering and Dept. of Computer and Information Science and Engineering admits qualified transfer students who have completed an Associate in Arts degree at a Florida public community or state college and who meet department requirements outlined below for each program. Students seeking admission from other universities or out-of-state schools may be considered for admission on a space available basis. Transfer students are admitted in fall, spring, and summer C terms. Transfer students apply to a specific program and are generally not permitted to change to a different major. Students who wish to be considered for transfer admission must meet the following minimum requirements:
-CSC Degree and Curriculum Information
Note: the CSC and CSE degree programs are virtually identical in the core Computer Science coursework. Both programs are Bachelor of Science and are equal in terms of the learning of the discipline of Computer Science, as well as career preparation and opportunities. CSE is under the rules, regulations, policies, and authority of the College of Engineering; CSC is under the rules, regulations, policies, and authority of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students who wish to transfer into the CSC program should review the College of Liberal Arts and Science's (CLAS) Transfer page. Since the CSC degree is technically a degree program in CLAS and not in the College of Engineering, prospective students will need to contact an advisor in the Academic Advising Center.
- Computer Engineering (CPE) (software/hardware combination)
Note: the Computer Engineering program is jointly administered by the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Transfer students from another four-year university must adhere to the following CISE policies when transferring in upper-division coursework. All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Preview. Transfer students apply to the major they intend on completing. College of Engineering policy is that transfer students may not change majors. The CISE department will not consider major changes for transfer students from other majors.
Please visit these links for more information on incoming student transfers.
- UF Admissions – Prospective Transfer Students
- UF College of Engineering Visit Days
- Application Deadlines
Changing Majors within the University
First year students who wish to discuss a major change to Computer Science - Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Digital Arts and Sciences - Engineering should consult with advisors in the First Year Advising office of the College of Engineering, located in 204 Weil Hall.
Students in their second year and later who wish to discuss a major change to Computer Science - Engineering or Digital Arts and Sciences - Engineering should consult the CISE undergraduate advisor in E405 CSE. Students interested in changing to Computer Engineering should see the Computer Engineering advisor located in 230 Larsen.
All students who wish to discuss a major change to Computer Science - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must see an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, located in Farrior Hall.
In general, transfer students are not allowed to change majors once they matriculate to the University. CISE does not consider transfer student change of major requests.
Interested students should contact a CISE Academic Advisor or visit the CISE Student Services Center (E405 CSE Building).