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Computer Science

What's unique about this major at UW-Green Bay?

EXCELLENCE. UW-Green Bay students in Computer Science are highly skilled and not just in technology-Our graduates have a great deal of problem solving skills, skills in organization and sequencing operations, group work, communication skills, as well as analyzing problems.

EDUCATION. Computer Science students learn the theoretical background by understanding the principles of theory. Therefore the graduate is better suited to deal with a changing environment.

GUIDANCE. Students are strongly encouraged to talk to an adviser very early in their college career. Computer science courses have a strict prerequisite structure. It is imperative that students learn what courses are prerequisites for others and when they are offered.

FUTURE FOCUSED. Graduates of the computer science program are prepared to continue their education at the graduate level or to apply for entry-level positions in industry. Typical entry-level jobs are programmer or programmer/analyst positions.

SUCCESS. Graduates of this program have close to a 100% placement rate. Although the economy has been weak lately the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts Computer Software Engineers as one of the fastest growing areas over the next decade. Past graduates have earned salaries as much as $50,000 directly after graduating. This is a career that is fun (for the most part) and great for someone who seeks a lot of variety.

TOOLS YOU NEED. All registered students have access to the University's computing facilities. Student accounts allow students to access the University's network, Windows XP machines, Macintosh computers, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. Students in selected courses have access to a Linux server. Labs are open seven days per week and are staffed by consultants who provide assistance in using the facilities. Classrooms also have network connections which allow demonstrations of software and Internet applications to be integrated with classroom lectures. Also the computer science program has a lab dedicated to the teaching of computer science courses.