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        Department of Computer Science

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Faculty congratulating Spring 2016 graduates.

Department of Computer Science Video, Spring 2016

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.

In addition, the department offers several minors/emphases for students who would like a stronger background in computer science to complement their chosen major. A Master’s Degree in Computer Science will be offered in Fall 2017.

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.


Research/Internship Basics Workshop

Video of workshop held 10/12/16.


According to a Washington Post article dated 10/17/16, Computer Science was rated #1 major with the as the highest median rate of pay for new college graduates. Most popular entry level jobs were Software Engineer, Systems Engineer and Web Developer.

Sad news for CS Department

Our department has recently learned of the death of our faculty member, Dr. Robert L. Horton. He will be deeply missed. Services will be held tomorrow. More information is provided in the obituary.  

Madison Area Computer Sciences Job Fair

UW-W CS majors have been invited to attend this event to be held this Thursday, September 29, 2016, 1-5 p.m. Union South on UW-Madison campus. Many high-profile companies will be in attendance. Bring your student ID and resume. More information.