About the Computer Science Program
Graduates of the Computer Science Program are able to:
- 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.
- Successfully work in or be adapted to an organization in any business setting to meet technology challenges.
- Further their academic pursuits and meet challenges in graduate schools by having the necessary body of theory that underpins the discipline of computer science.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethics as it applies to the discipline of computer science.
- Work effectively as part of a team.
- 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.
- 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.