Computer Science

Computer Science

TYPE: Major
DEPARTMENT: Mathematics and Computer Science Department

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A Degree for Curious Minds

An integral part of our lives, technology is inescapable. Whether you're using an app or website, checking your email or simply making a phone call, you're interacting with technology numerous times a day.

A computer science major allows you to not just use technology but be on the forefront of making it. Engage in this growing field and learn the principles that will allow you to become a vital part of the future.

No matter your role with technology, a major in computer science at UW-Superior will prepare you with the background you need for cutting-edge jobs or graduate study.

The computer science major may be taken as a comprehensive major, requiring no minor or a on-comprehensive major, requiring a minor. Secondary education majors may minor in computer science for secondary certification.

Program Outcomes

Through a major in computer science at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Learn the latest programming languages using current technology in dedicated computing labs.
  • Understand the concepts, issues and algorithms of the design and implementation of modern operating systems.
  • Get hands-on experience working with outside companies as part of your coursework.
  • Learn the principles and concepts of computer science while gaining problem-solving skills for real-world computational problems.
  • Engage in a vibrant student club that hosts programming contests, sponsors trips to conferences and organizes social events.

Career Opportunities

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, computer science graduates rank among the top-paid college degree holders, and are in high demand by employers.

Find cutting-edge careers in:

  • Software development
  • Computer programming
  • Network/system administration
  • Web development
  • Cybersecurity
  • And more...

Did You Know?

  • Since 2003, three UW-Superior computer science graduates have been chosen to attend the Cybercorps security scholarship program, a highly selective program that leads to federal computer security certification and careers with federal agencies.
  • You can pursue individual research projects under the guidance of your professors.
  • As a computer science major, you will have access to an advanced computer lab.
  • You work with your faculty advisor to choose courses that best fit your goals for a career or advanced study.


  • Class of: 2014
    I met so many amazing people – students, faculty, and staff. It's just so hard for me to narrow down the best parts of my time at UW-Superior." Read more.
  • First Year at UWS: 1999
    Besides his teaching duties, Dr. Bezroukov conducts research in the area of discrete mathematics and microcontroller applications.
  • Class of: 2017
    I enjoy the education I receive from my professors and also being able to personally meet and discuss material with them. Read more.
  • Class of: 2019
    I’m always in touch with my instructors, and they will always help me. The class sizes help so much, and I feel like I’m getting more out of my education that way. Read more.

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