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Computer, Information, and Data Sciences

If you would like to major in CSIS - either the Computer Science option or the Information Systems option, click here.

If you would like to major in Data Science & Predictive Analytics, click here.

If you are already a Computer Science, Information Systems, or Data Science major, this page will give you more information about how to complete your degree.

UWRF participates in an all-online undergraduate Computer Science degree program offered through the UW Extended Campus.

More information here.

There are 8 campuses in the UW System that participate in an online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program through the UW Extended Campus program. This graduate program is meant for people who already have an undergraduate degree and want to move up in the world of security.

More details here.

Why Study Computer Science and Information Systems?

Computer science and information systems majors develop the skills necessary to work with today’s evolving software and programming needs in a rapidly growing field with a significant demand for graduates. At UW-River Falls, you’ll get a hands-on education in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer animation, information security and more to prepare you for the IT field.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the latest programming methodologies, data structures, software engineering, design methods and operating system programming and theories.
  • Analyze, design and develop modular scalable multi-tier software applications.
  • Design, implement and maintain computer networks.
  • Build structured and scalable database management systems.

Types of Courses

  •  Computer and Information Security
  •  Data Structures and Algorithms
  •  Database Management Systems
  •  Decision Making
  •  Design Analysis MIS
  •  Object-Oriented Programming
  •  Operating Systems Programming
  •  Programming
  •   Web Development


Potential Careers

CSIS majors (CS or IS options) graduate from UW-River Falls prepared for a variety of careers in information technology, including:

  • Application Consultant or Developer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Engineer, Analyst, Developer or Administrator
  • IT Project Coordinator or Manager
  • Software Processing Engineer or Architect
  • Web or Mobile Application Designer or Developer