What you'll learn as a Computer Science + X major at UW-PLATTEVILLE

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering has developed an innovative degree program called Computer Science + X. CS + X is a computer science degree that enables you to pursue an emphasis in other disciplines. These interdisciplinary majors combine a core curriculum in computer science with most of the major requirements of discipline "X", so that the you can apply the tools of computing as you explore another field of interest.

Pairing computer science with other disciplines, such as business and supply chain, creates added flexibility for students who have an interest in and aptitude for both areas. In addition, this combined degree can enhance career prospects after graduation, as demand is always high for high-tech talent who also understand business and/or supply chain needs.

After earning your CS + X degree, you’ll be ready to launch your career or pursue graduate studies in a variety of fields.

Careers in CS + X

When you combine a computer science education with business or supply chain coursework, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to work in several exciting roles.

For example, those interested in adding a focus on business may choose to work as systems analysts, systems managers, or web developers. Meanwhile, those who pursue supply chain courses may work as logisticians, demand/supply planners, supply chain analysts, or warehouse managers, just to name some potential opportunities. These types of roles are typically fast paced and rely on employees’ technological skills as well as their ability to think critically and strategically.

As a CS + X graduate, some of the careers you may pursue include:

  • Computer programmer
  • Network architect
  • Database analyst or administrator
  • Web developer
  • Information technologist
  • Data engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems manager
  • Computer and information researcher
  • Logistician
  • Production manager
  • Supply chain analyst or manager
  • Demand/supply planner
  • Warehouse manager

These types of roles—combining computer science knowledge with a focus on business or supply chain—are needed in nearly every industry today. As a result, this is a versatile degree with significant opportunities for motivated students.

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You’ll have opportunities beyond the classroom to apply your knowledge and hone your skills, helping connect your college coursework to your future career.