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About Computer Science

About the Computer Science Program

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Science Program are able to:

  1. Problem-solve (for business, scientific, Web, and recreational problems) through programming using multiple programming paradigms, enterprise resources, different software development frameworks, sound software design techniques and software engineering practices.
  2. Successfully work in or be adapted to an organization in any business setting to meet technology challenges.
  3. Further their academic pursuits and meet challenges in graduate schools by having the necessary body of theory that underpins the discipline of computer science.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethics as it applies to the discipline of computer science.
  5. Work effectively as part of a team.

Optional Emphasis

  • Game Development (via Carroll-MATC articulation agreement)


  • Students majoring in computer science may choose to enroll in a five-year program that leads to both a bachelor of science in computer science and a masterís degree in software engineering.
  • The curriculum balances computing theory and practice, and is oriented toward problem-solving and real-world applications.
  • Students are required to take a one-semester capstone course in which students select, design, develop, document and formally present a substantial project of their own choosing.


  • Students are required to participate in 4 credit hours of internships or cooperative programs with various companies. They may take up to 12 credit hours, if they choose.
  • Students develop professional and life skills as they secure their own internship. They seek potential sites, determine and complete necessary forms, partake in interviews, etc.
  • See Sample Syllabus for additional detail.
  • Past internships include Quad/Graphics, GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee Brewers, Northwestern Mutual Life, RedPrairie, Metavante Corporation, , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Special Features

  • Students have access to the most popular computing platforms that include Windows7, Macintosh, Linux and Unix, as well as the latest application software in a variety of areas.
  • There is no limitation on usage of computers, Internet and local networks.
  • All residence hall rooms have free access to the campus-wide network.
  • A master's program in software engineering is offered.
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