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The computer science major at UW-Parkside is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a variety of careers related to information technology. Whether you're a novice or programming enthusiast, you'll be taught directly from instructors who are professionals, scholars, and real people.
Computer science majors are sought after by regional, national and international employers. Our faculty place emphasis on building skills future employers expect, such as teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.Learn more about the Computer Science Department at Parkside.
Courses in the Computer Science program provide a background in software, hardware, and mathematical
foundations. You will discover relevant computer science
theory and will be able to apply it to real-world situations.
Students from Parkside attend and compete in programming and robotics competitions.
Parkside's unique location within the Chicago/Milwaukee corridor provides you with ample internship opportunities with major employers and small businesses in the region.
The Computer Science Club is an organization focuses on the use, study, and application of computers and technology. This club provides a service to Parkside students and staff including:
The App Factory is an interdisciplinary group at of undergraduate and graduate Parkside students that develops mobile apps for clients in the local communities.
Parkside Computer Science students have the opportunity to study at our sister institutions in Germany, Mexico, and India.
Many graduates are employed by major regional and national companies, including:
Todd Wierzchowski ('12) was the first in his family to attend a university. He majored in computer science, with a minor in web design. He also took advantage of a new mobile app class. His specialty is databases, but through the course work he was exposed to HTML, Java Script, Java and C. "I've had my head in the computer since I was six," he said. "I've taken to it very naturally." As part of his software engineering class, Todd worked on a project for Kenosha Community Media (public access for TV and radio). He helped design a web-based interface for their database and restructured three databases into one. The result: Better usage for end user, volunteers, employees and the public.
*National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
More than $200,000 in UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships are awarded yearly.