Why Study Computer Science and Information Systems?

Major/​Minor | Science Technology | CAS

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.


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My favorite part of the program is that the professors were able to demonstrate real life application of the class materials. The research and practicum experience was also fantastic.
Jiaxin Li

Computer Science and Information Systems

cas@uwrf.edu // 715-425-3777

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Area of Study:

Science Technology

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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
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Potential Careers

CSIS majors 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

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