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What is Computer Science?

  • Are you good at puzzles?
  • Do you like to solve challenging problems?
  • Are you drawn to computers?

If so, then the Computer Science Department at UW-Parkside may be the ideal place for you to jump start a career as a computer professional.

Computers permeate our modern existence.  They are in televisions, coffee makers, and soda machines. They control the cars we drive and power our iPods.  They enable the transmission of text messages and are the major components in cell phones.  Computers are essential to business, healthcare, engineering, law enforcement, criminal justice, theater, and virtually every other occupation. 

Welcome to the field which makes it all work!

Computer Science is the theory and practice of solving problems through computation.  It deals with information processing, the design of computer hardware, and creating software applications for a wide variety of platforms.  Computer scientists harness the power of a computer to solve challenging and complex problems.  They create “office” software, database management systems, games and the cruise control system that powers your car.

Please feel free to look around and contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to welcome you here!


For more information, please contact:

Janet Mrazek 
MOLN 248  |  262-595-2314 


900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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