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Explore the computer science bachelor's degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of computational methods, systems and models with a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Our cutting-edge program will prepare you well for a challenging, high-paying and in-demand career.

In an industry that is constantly evolving, we understand how critical it is to use the latest technology and understand today's best practices. That's why our expert faculty regularly evaluate, update and refresh the program's curriculum. Rooted in experiential learning, coursework will introduce you to the many different facets of computer science, including data structures, database systems, algorithms, computer architecture and operating systems. You'll also quickly become fluent in programming languages as you take part in unique projects and challenges.

Countless opportunities to further enhance your resume, including the chance to intern at a local company or organization, are also available to you. Many of these internships are paid — or count for credit — and help get your foot in the door at places you may want to work. Your professors and career counselors will work with you individually to find an internship that best aligns with your career goals. This is just one of the many ways UWEC faculty and staff go above and beyond to prepare you for your career.

At UW-Eau Claire, you'll find that you earn so much more than just a degree. You'll develop skills, experiences and techniques highly sought after by the industry. You'll also launch into a job you love, with all the tools and connections you need to succeed in a growing and fast-paced field.

Hannah Borreson is finding success and opportunities as a computer science major.

The computer science field needs YOU

At UW-Eau Claire, we strive to create an inclusive community that empowers students to do their best and achieve their dreams. And computer science major Hannah Borreson is a perfect example of someone who has done just that. 

Hannah has overcome many obstacles in the computer science world. For example, she was diagnosed with epilepsy while in high school, leaving her unsure if college was even an option. Her biggest challenge, however, has been being a female pursuing a degree in a traditionally male-dominated field.

But Hannah is pushing back against stereotypes, showing other women that they are wanted and needed in computer science.

“We need to diversify our field to solve more current and upcoming problems,” she said. "As someone who is a medical and a gender minority in computer science, I can say that even if people do come across barriers, they should see them as opportunities that can make them into even better programmers.” 

Why computer science at UW-Eau Claire?

Innovative facilities. UW-Eau Claire's computer science department will empower you with the tools and resources you need to thrive in your educational journey. Four state-of-the-art computer labs with equipment updated every two years ensure you are working with the most recent technology. Students can also take advantage of the Blugold SuperComputer Cluster, which uses the analysis of mathematical models and computer simulations to gain an understanding of physical and chemical systems.

Specialized studies. Thanks to dozens of unique elective classes, computer science majors are able to study a variety of topics, allowing for a more personalized education. Whether you are interested in web design, cryptography, animation programming or artificial intelligence, we have a class for you. 

Research opportunities. Computer science faculty are always working on different research projects and actively encouraging their students to get involved. Ongoing research is conducted in areas like computer security, data mining and data query analyzer (DBQA). You are also welcome to start your own project in an area that interests you. Students regularly present their work at both national and regional conferences, including the annual Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA) conference right here on campus. 

Marketable skills. Logic, attention to detail, analytics, problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity are just some of the skills you'll build here. Combined with the many professional experiences gained inside and outside the classroom, it's no wonder employers want UWEC computer science grads. 

100% employed

or continuing education after graduation

2020-2021 Graduate Report

Quick facts

Computer science program details
  • Program length: four years
  • Offered: in person
  • Campus: Eau Claire
  • This major does not require a minor.
  • This program is also available as a minor. 
  • Students majoring in this program may choose either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.
Student organizations
  • Student Association for Computing Machinery (SACM)
  • Women and Gender Minorities in STEM
  • Organization for Minorities in Technology (OMTech)

What can I do with a computer science degree from UWEC?

Small class sizes, transformative curriculum and student-focused faculty will prepare you well for a successful career in the computer science industry. UWEC graduates go on to pursue a variety of interesting jobs at some of the country's largest and most reputable organizations, including IBM, Verizon, Target, JAMF and Mayo Clinic. 

Where are computer science alumni now? 

Computer science careers

I love how much the faculty members have our backs as students. They constantly tell us of ways to prepare for industry and help us connect with companies as much as possible.

Mohammed Bataineh Computer Science

Computer science bachelor's degree program curriculum

At UW-Eau Claire, you'll learn about the latest in the industry from some of the best. We are extremely proud of the fact that our computer science department has recently received two grants recognizing our innovative curriculum. The department has also been nominated three times for the UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.

What classes do computer science majors take?

Your classes may cover topics like: 

Learn more about the comprehensive computer science major in the UWEC course catalog

Learn more about the computer science minor in the UWEC course catalog.

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Department information

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