Pursue your passion—for finance, public health, animation, chemistry, or another field—while gaining in-demand CS skills.
Combine a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with another major or two minors and open the door to more career opportunities in your chosen profession. This major is ideal for students with diverse interests. You don’t need prior Computer Science experience to pursue this major.
NEW Diversity in Tech Education Scholarships
A select number of full-ride scholarships are available annually to incoming freshmen who graduate from a public or private high school in the city of Milwaukee.
The Anu and Satya Nadella Scholarship is exclusively for students pursuing computer science, computer engineering, data science or information technology majors.
Application Deadline December 1: Learn More
Tech skills are increasingly vital in many careers and mastering the basics can increase job security.
Job flexibility: With a solid background in computer science, you will find a wide range of opportunities open to you in case your interests change.
According to Code.org:
- Wisconsin has averaged 9,705 open computing jobs each month.
- These jobs have an average salary of $80,546.
- Yet there were only 1,261 graduates in computer science in 2018.
What to Expect
As a BA in Computer Science major you will cover the core of the discipline including:
- Theory & algorithms
- Social & ethical issues
- Computer architecture
You choose electives to broaden your knowledge or specialize in one of these areas:
- Artificial intelligence, data mining & machine learning
- Computer graphics & human-computer interfaces
- Computer networks & operating systems
- Computer security & information security systems
- Databases & information systems
- Programming languages & compilers
Along the way you will take courses from your complementary major or minor.
Pairing Computer Science with Other Interests
Students who elect to earn two majors might couple their Computer Science studies with a BS in Public Health, a BS in Freshwater Science or a BA in Animation, to name just a few.
Those who elect to couple their BA in Computer Science with two minors or certificates have dozens of options including programs in crime analysis, biology, environmental studies, education, the arts, nutrition, political science, psychology and urban studies.
In all cases, your advisor will help you choose the academic path that best matches your interests.
You will be eligible for these honors in the major during your studies and upon completing your degree.
Students at UWM have many opportunities to earn honors recognition.
UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science program provides many opportunities to pair classroom learning with hands-on experiences outside the classroom. The college’s location in Wisconsin’s largest city, with a broad network of industry partnerships, gives you easy access to well-paid internships and co-ops, as well as other important opportunities to enhance your resume.
Did you know?
- 95.1 percent of our graduates launch their careers or continue their education upon graduation.
- SOURCE: UWM First Destination Survey for the College of Engineering & Applied Science, December 2021
We’re Here to Help
We have a dedicated Career Services Department at the College of Engineering & Applied Science who works exclusively with our students to prepare them for a career after graduation.
What you’ll do
Drawing on the expertise from your other specialization, you might:
- Find digital solutions to problems in commerce, science, entertainment, industry, healthcare or any other sector of the global economy.
- Derive insights from the behavior of computer users or the data collected from computer systems to guide decision making in organizations
- Create or assess applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.
- Plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
- Find more effective and efficient solutions for an organization’s current computer system.
- Richard and Joanne Grigg Professorship
- Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Chair, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Committee
- Affiliate Professor, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering