Upcoming Events

CODERS Meeting
Thursdays | 4-5 pm | Wing 231CODERS is a group of students and faculty interested in outreach, diversity, engagement and retention.

Cookies w/CODERS
Mondays | 4-5 pm |Wing 16A weekly study time to meet other CS students, ask questions, work on projects, and of course...eat cookies! Put on by CODERS.

Meet & Pizza w/Fastenal
Wednesday, March 22, 5pm, 1142 Centennial Come have pizza and hear about recruiting info from Fastenal.

CS Distinguished Lecturer
Shafi Goldwasser
Mon April 3, Lectures 11 & 5pm2017 Distinguished Lecturer in Computer Science

MICS Conference
Fri-Sat April 7-8UWL CS Dept is hosting the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium.

Final Exams
May 8-12Make sure you know when your finals are for each class.



Computer Science Dept
221 Wing Technology Ctr.
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Voice: (608) 785-6805
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Job Placement

UW-L Career Services Office placement statistics show that 100% of all computer science majors are placed upon graduation. Typical starting annual salaries are consistently at or near the top of all UW-L graduates. Recent employers who have hired some of our graduates include: Epic, Humana, IBM, Trane Company, SAP, Google, Adobe, Northwestern Mutual, Oracle, Three Rivers Technology, Benchmark, Logistics Health Inc.


Over half of the computer science majors in their last two years find part-time computing employment.  In addition, numerous cooperative education/internship opportunities are coordinated through the Computer Science Department and the UW-L Career Services Office. Students majoring in computer science who wish to enroll in CEI 450 or CEI 475, University Internships, must have completed 15 credits of computer science course work, including C-S 220, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in computer science courses to be eligible for departmental approval and supervision. Credits earned in internships do not apply to major or minor requirements. Students interested should contact Maureen Wilson in the Career Services office for more information.

Undergraduate Research

Many Computer Science students actively engage in research. These projects involve one-on-one work with a member of the faculty in the project that is of joint interest. Students usually receive course credit for their experience. The best way to begin a research project is to contact a member of the faculty and discuss the possibilities.

Here are just a few of the recent opportunities our students have taken advantage of in terms of undergraduate research.


  • Grant awarded for the Summer NSF (National Science Foundation) Research Experience for Undergraduates program
  • Computer Research Association Experience for Women (CREW) research grant
  • UW-L Student Research Grants
  • Presentations at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
  • Presentations at Argonne National Laboratories Symposium for Undergraduate Research
  • Presentations at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (formally Small College Computing Symposium)
  • Participants in the Computer Research Association Distributed Mentor Project, spending a summer working with a computer scientist at a research institution

Computer Science Club

The UW-L student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosts nationally recognized speakers, arranges field trips, sponsors programming contest teams, and organizes social events/LAN parties.

Web Site: http://www.uwlax.edu/csclub/index.html

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Faculty Advisor:  Professor Marty Allen, 210 Wing Technology Center

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

National Honorary Society for Computer Science that recognizes student achievement.

Web Site: http://upe.acm.org/

Faculty Advisor: