Computer Science

Contact Information

Tricia Borchardt
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1666
Location: Mcgraw 104

Athula Gunawardena
Phone: (262) 472-1469
Location: Mcgraw 110

Jiazhen Zhou
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-5172
Location: Mcgraw 104C

Career Change

We welcome applicants from all academic backgrounds, including candidates with Computer Science or related majors and those who wish to change their careers. Candidates without Computer Science backgrounds could be conditionally admitted into the program. A typical path for these candidates:

1. One summer course in Introductory Programming with Java, C++, or Python.
2. One accelerated summer course in Intermediate Programming + Data Structures.
3. One semester of course work in Calculus, Discrete Structures, and two high-level computer science courses.
4. Begin program.


According to a Washington Post article dated 10/17/16, Computer Science was rated #1 major with the highest median rate of pay for new college graduates. Most popular entry level jobs were Software Engineer, Systems Engineer and Web Developer.


College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550

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