Pursue your passion—for teaching, chemistry, criminal justice, theater or another field—while gaining in-demand computer science skills that will move you to the front of the class.
Combine a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with another major or two minors/certificates and open the door to more career opportunities and advancement in your chosen profession.
The new BA in Computer Science degree is ideal for students with diverse interests – or who haven’t declared a major.
Technological 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.
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?
- 93 percent of UWM engineering and computer science students complete paid, work-related experiences including internships, co-ops and research opportunities
- 91 percent land a job or commit to graduate school before graduation.
SOURCE: UWM First Destination Survey, December 2019
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.