Computer Science

Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Type: Major

Whether you’re using an app or website, checking your email or simply making a phone call, you use technology constantly in your daily life.

A computer science major will put you at the forefront of creating that technology. Engage in this fast-growing field and learn the principles that will allow you to become a vital part of the future.

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

The computer science major may be taken as a comprehensive major (on campus only), which does not require a minor, or as a non-comprehensive major that does require a minor.

This program is available online (non-comprehensive major only) and on campus.

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Gain Real-World Experience

In the group capstone class, you’ll get real-world experience working with outside companies.


Internship Opportunities

We’ll help you gain professional experience and enhance your resume through an internship at a local or national company.

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State-of-the-Art Computer Labs

At UW-Superior, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art computer labs and servers.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Learn the latest programming languages using current technology in dedicated computing labs.
  • Gain an understanding of the concepts, issues and algorithms underlying 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.
  • You’ll benefit from the use of ARM microcontrollers, which are used in 25 percent of our computer science courses. Student projects include handheld game design and Bluetooth/WiFi connectivity.

International Students

STEM Designated Degree Program

For international students, this major is a STEM Designated Degree Program which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

The value I get from my education at UWS is like nowhere else. With two majors in Computer Science and Environmental Studies (self-designed) along with two certificates in Sustainable Enterprise and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), I receive a quality education at half the cost of many other 4-year programs. Not only that, but the on-campus job opportunities allow me to get real experience in my fields of interest, which would be harder to get at larger schools.

Lucas Palomino Linares,
Computer Science, Environmental Studies (Self-Designed)

The staff and faculty at UWS are really welcoming. I would recommend UWS to other international and domestic students. There are lots of scholarships available, too. And the university has a good, strong computer science program.

Hayk Arzumanyan,
Computer Science

The best aspect of the UWS Math Department for me personally has been the professors. They are not only knowledgeable, but also cordial. This has allowed me to form a personal rapport with each of my professors, which helped tremendously in my studies.

John Hartman,
Computer Science

One of the best aspects of this program has been the supportive environment, including faculty and staff. When I started, I didn’t have much experience in computer science, so I always had a lot of questions. My professors at always answered them patiently no matter what.

Winnie Zhu,
Computer Science

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are vast for computer science majors. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Software development
  • Network system administration
  • Web development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Database systems
  • Microcontroller firmware development

Ready to get started?

Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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