What you'll learn as a Computer Science major at UW-Platteville
Our Computer Science program in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering blends the theory of computer science with the art of programming and analysis, while providing attention to the business, ethical, and moral aspects of computing in our society. You will learn through hands-on and laboratory experiences, which will enable you to practice feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation of every aspect of computing with proficiency and integrity.
Minor in Computer Science
A minor in computer science is ideal if you’re pursuing other disciplines but wish to learn more about computer science. Whether you’re majoring in business, criminal justice, agriculture or other fields of study, a minor in computer science shows potential employers that you’re savvy in information technology.
Careers in Computer Science
Computer scientists work with algorithms to study and solve computing problems and create new ways to use various computer hardware, software, and other technology tools. People who take computer science classes to prepare them for future careers are not limited to working in Silicon Valley. In fact, computer science professionals are needed in all types of industries, including business, medicine, science, engineering, and more.
Earning a computer science degree may prepare you to work in these exciting and rewarding roles, and more:
- Systems analyst
- Software engineer
- Software tester
- Web developer
- Application developer
- Data analyst
- Game developer
- Machine learning engineer
- Artificial intelligence engineer
- UX designer
- Forensic computer analyst
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Information security analyst
- Network architect
- Business analyst
Studying computer science can open the doors to a variety of jobs. Some of these roles require advanced degrees, but a computer science undergraduate degree should give you the foundational knowledge you need as you embark on this path toward your future career.
Discover by doing
Your computer science college courses at UW-Platteville are designed to include hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. When you learn by doing, you will be well-prepared for a career in this fast-growing field.
Earn a Bachelor's or Master's Degree Online
If you're interested in pursuing a computer science degree in Wisconsin, UW-Platteville offers flexible options. Students who learn best in an online environment or need the flexibility offered by virtual instruction can choose to earn an undergraduate degree in applied computing. The online UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing is a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus and five University of Wisconsin institutions: UW-Platteville, UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point. Upon graduation, you will be well prepared to thrive in a professional IT role in virtually any industry and field. Coursework for this program focuses on developing a strong technical foundation and the professional skills required to succeed, whether you choose to work in the public or private sector or start your own business.
For students looking to take their education to the next level, the online University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree offers hands-on opportunities to gain the skills employers are looking for—all from the comfort of your home.
Computer Science + X degree program opens new opportunities
Responding to the increasing demand for computing skills in the workforce—in both technical and non-technical professions alike—giving students more flexibility to pursue majors they are passionate about while acquiring in-demand computer skills.
Computer Science Student Organizations
Join one of the organizations for students interested in computer science including the Association for Information Technology Professionals, Game Development Club, or Association for Computing Machinery and women’s chapter.
Girls Who Code
This group builds a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help girls persist and succeed in computing. Students learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages, whether building a website, an app, or robot.