School of Computer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • Campus Availability: Macomb
  • Emphases: Computer Science, Cyber Security

Why Choose Computer Science at WIU?

  • State-of-the-art computer labs support teaching and practical experience
  • Student organizations provide networking opportunities with regional employers
  • The integrated program allows students to earn two degrees (bachelor's and master's) in just five years
  • Traditional computer science subjects including database systems, computer networks, graphics, artificial intelligence, and software engineering
  • Courses in object oriented languages, server-side web development, UNIX, Graphical User Interface, computer security, big data, and digital circuit design

Careers

The demand for computer specialists grows every year. Computer Science graduates will be well-prepared for a variety of career opportunities in every conceivable type of commercial, industrial, governmental, research, and educational organization.

  • Application Developer
  • Clinical Applications Analyst
  • Computer Systems Support Specialist
  • Java Architect
  • Network Infrastructure Specialist
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Senior VP for Information Technology
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Architect
  • Web Content Management Developer

Employers

  • Allstate
  • AM. Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons
  • Apex Entertainment Partners
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • College of DuPage
  • Countrywide Financial
  • Gardner Denver
  • Harrington Signal
  • John Deere
  • McAfee
  • McGladrey
  • NTT America
  • Prairie Cardiovascular Ltd.
  • Provena Health
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • State Farm
  • Xerox

Scholarships

  • School of Computer Sciences Freshman Scholarship ($1000)
  • School of Computer Sciences Transfer Scholarship ($1000)
  • Women in Computing Scholarship ($1000)
  • Cyber Security Freshman Scholarship ($1000)
  • Cyber Security Transfer Scholarship ($1000)
  • U.S. Veterans or Military Personnel Entrance Award ($1000)