Computer Science at UWM

Computer science is the study and design of computer systems, networks, software, and computing techniques. But more importantly, it is a dynamic field with a growing impact on the world today. A report on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce forecasts 51% of STEM occupations will be computer occupations by 2018.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming Language Design and Implementation
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networking
  • Algorithm Design

Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in -areas such as:

  • Object-oriented programming
  • Cryptography
  • Computational robotics
  • Intelligent dialog systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Extensible languages

Career Paths
Computer Science opens up a multitude of career options with great income potential within both the public and
private sectors.

  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Integration Consultant
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Game Developer
  • Application Developer/Programmer
  • Data Analyst

Did You Know?
The CEO of Microsoft received his master’s degree in Computer science from UWM. Computer Scientists like Satya Nadella design and build software systems for:

  • Smartphone and tablet apps
  • Finding secrets to good health
  • Making robots useful
  • Connecting us online
  • Exploring space
  • Movie special effects

We offer an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science that prepares you for the future.

Degrees Awarded6148454440
Starting Salary$57,000

Learn more about our program educational objectives and student outcomes.

Computer Science
Chair: John Boyland
Administrative Assistant: Debra Abanathy
EMS Room 592

The Computer Science Major is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
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