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        Department of Computer Science

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Faculty congratulating Spring 2016 graduates.

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The major is geared toward students who want to pursue careers in software engineering, commercial software production, systems programming, Web development, and network, database, or computer design. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of the 10 fastest-growing careers for college graduates are computer science-related.

The Computer Science Department offers a liberal arts major, leading to a Bachelor of Science with or Bachelor of Arts in computer science. There are two emphasis options: a general (requires a minor) or comprehensive emphasis.

Sample 4-year plans are posted in the Student Resources page.

Other department offerings include a Master of Science in Computer Science Degree with a 4+1 option for computer science majors and minors. There are also several minors/emphases for students who would like a stronger background in computer science to complement their chosen major.

Congratulations Alex Hall!

Alex Hall Headshot for web

March 2015: He has received a National Science Foundation Research Fellowship for Computer Graphics and Visualization. Alex is a 2013 graduate of our program, currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the University of California-Berkeley. While attending UW-W, Alex participated in undergraduate research projects including Interactive Degree Planner with Drs. Gunawardena, Samaranayake and Thao and NSF supported Computer Visioning research with Dr. Mukherjee.


Temporary Computer Science Teacher Needed

Hartford Union High School (Hartford WI) is looking for someone to teach computer science courses beginning January 19, 2018. A teacher's licensure is not required as the individual would be supervised by a math instructor. If interested, contact Jon Duhr, Director of Teaching & Learning, Hartford Union School District at

Student Programmer Needed

Office: Career & Leadership Development (UC-146). Target Start Date: February 19, 2018. Seeking a student pursuing an IT or Computer Science major with 45-90 credits to fill a Student Programmer position in the Career & Leadership Development Office. Duties include maintaining and upgrading established programs, as well as assisting with the development of various reports.  This would be an ideal job for someone looking for a few hours of work a week. Having knowledge or background in Access, Visual Basic, SQL and PHP is a plus.  Ability and willingness to learn quickly will also be considered. If interested, please email resume and references to: Eunice Lehner, Career & Leadership Development, 262-472-1950.


Tutoring for last week of semester will be in Andersen General Access Lab, Room 1008A due to remodeling in MG 19E Tutoring schedule for last week of classes (12/11-12/14) is as follows: MONDAY Ben (Java, Assembly, VB, Discrete) 11:00 - 12:45 Sean (C++, Assembly) 12:30-2:30 Rebecca (Computer Apps) 12:30-1:45 Scott (Intro/Intermediate Java) 3:30-4:30 Nick (Python) 5:00-6:00 TUESDAY Ben (Java, Assembly, VB, Discrete) 11:00-12:00 Sean (C++, Assembly) 12:30-2:30 Abby (Computer Apps) 12:30-1:30 Jay (Intro/Intermediate C++, Assembly) 3:30-4:30 Mario (Java, VB, Assembly) 3:30-6:00 Steven (Python) 4:30-6:00 WEDNESDAY Sean (C++, Assembly) 12:30-2:30 Rebecca (Computer Apps) 12:30-1:45 Nick (Python) 5:00-6:00 THURSDAY Sean (C++, Assembly) 12:30-2:30

Computer science lecture

Assistant Professor Zachary Oster of the Department of Computer Science will speak about software design on Wednesday, Nov. 15, specifically on the issue of how to reconcile differences in priorities between different audiences using the software. His talk at 12:30 p.m. in McGraw 122 will include projects he has worked on with UW-Whitewater students.

Search for a new faculty member has begun

The Department of Computer Science is currently recruiting an Assistant Professor in Networking & Security to join next fall. Position Description and instructions for applying can be found here.