College of Letters & Sciences
South Mall in Summer

Computer Science

Contact Information

Hien Nguyen
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5170
Jiazhen Zhou 
Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5172
Location: Mcgraw 104c 
Sue Roberts
Academic Dept Associate
Phone: 262-472-1666
Location: Mcgraw 104

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 coursework 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.