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Why study computer science at UWEC?

From your first line of code to programming for hours on end, our computer science program is equipped to prepare you for the future. With excellent and dedicated professors working alongside you, we're sure you'll find your place right here in computer science.

Writing your future, line by line

The computer science department has developed a comprehensive and challenging curriculum to prepare you for the future. Dive deep into Java (not just for coffee lovers anymore!), C++, computer security, programming and more. Here, your professors will encourage you and assist you in honing your skills to get you ready for the workforce. Through our departmental honors, student-faculty research, internships and various other opportunities, computer science majors graduate ready to hit the ground running. Graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers, including software engineers, software developers, web developers, programmers and more!

If you’re unsure about your major, but have a knack for technology, why not reboot your academic plan and declare a major in computer science?

What makes me so interested in computer science is whenever we make anything, it's to solve a 'problem'. Computer science can be an art, but always an art with a purpose.

Katherine Reiter Computer Science
Thanks to his undergraduate research, Nichol He found a way to bring his passions for computer science and health care together in his future career.

Research leads to new career goals

Thanks to his work on multiple research projects, Nichol He discovered he doesn’t have to choose between his two passions when planning for his future career, because computer science and health care intersect in ways he never imagined.

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Alexis Lappe has excelled in the classroom as a UW-Eau Claire computer science major, but she also worked hard as a Blugold to make the STEM fields more inclusive and equitable.

Making computer science more equitable and inclusive

“Pay it forward” has become a popular saying, but it’s long been a way of life for Alexis Lappe, a recent UW-Eau Claire graduate who majored in computer science-software engineering and a minor in communication studies.

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