Computer Science

Computer Science

TYPE: Major
DEPARTMENT: Mathematics and Computer Science Department


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

  • Software Development
  • Network System Administration
  • Web Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database Systems
  • Microcontroller firmware development

Did You Know?

  • Software Developer is consistently in the top 10 for best jobs according to US News and World Report.
  • IT manager and Web Developer are consistently in the top 50 best jobs according to US News and World Report.
  • We help students get internships with local and national companies.
  • Our students attend major conferences (such as Grace Hopper Celebration).
  • Computer Science students are eligible for the Swenson scholarship, which offers full tuition expenses.
  • In the group, capstone students get real world experience working with outside companies.
  • Computer Science graduates have the highest average salaries across all UWS majors.
  • We offer a course in graphics and game design.
  • 25% of Computer Science curriculum courses involve ARM microcontrollers. Student projects include handheld game design and Bluetooth/WiFi connectivity.
  • Students have access to state-of-the-art computer labs and servers.
  • Every year our students receive summer research grants.



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