Computer Science becomes a department at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater July 1, 2014
The Computer Science major at UW-Whitewater complements a robust technological presence on campus, which includes programs in Information Technology and Media Arts & Game Development.
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 or Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the College of Letters and Sciences.
The computer science general emphasis major consists of 8 core courses plus 4 specialization courses (2 courses from each of 2 specialization areas). Both BA and BS degree choices provide students with a strong background for advanced study at the graduate level. Starting in Spring 2015, a computer science comprehensive emphasis major will be added. This major will require the completion of 16 core courses plus four specialization courses, a capstone and additional science requirements. Sample 4-year plans are posted in the Student Resources section.
In addition, the department offers several minors/emphases for students who would like a stronger background in computer science to complement their chosen major.
Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates!
Computer Science (3rd Graduating Class) Michael Depies, Joseph Gleeson, Daniel Lehr, Craig Nelson, Benjamin Pelc, and Joshua Porter.
Management Computer Systems (L&S College) Samuel Knobloch, Anthony LaBuda, Daniel Maley, Nicholas R. Miller, Justin Sdano, Evan Sutherland, and Samuel Vamos.
Preston Brink, an MCS (BBA) Major who served as President of The Student Organization for Web Design (SOWD).
2014 Scholarship Winners
Caroll & Kay Flanagan Scholarship
Adikaramge “Hans” Perera
William Beck Scholarship
Williams Johnston Scholarship
Congrats to Alex Hall!
Alex (Frederick Alexander Hall II) graduated from our program in Fall 2013.
He applied to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. He received offers including full tuition and an annual stipend from several universities. He chose to attend University of California-Berkeley.
While a Computer Science major at UW-Whitewater, Alex participated in several undergraduate research projects including an interactive degree planner with Drs. Athula Gunawardena, Sobitha Samaranayake and Cheng Thao and an NSF supported computer vision related project, conducted by Dr. Lopa Mukherjee.
Congratulations to Emily Paulson. Her undergraduate research poster (Advisor Hien Nguyen) was chosen Best Poster at Undergraduate Research Day, March 19, 2014. Upon graduation in May, Emily has chosen to attend graduate school at Marquette. Other finalists from the Computer Science Program included Sajid Jaber and Shawn Reichard for their oral presentations.