The computer information systems program at UW-Stevens Point provides a rich academic training and practical experience in computer science. Computer majors receive training in core computing topics such as computer programming, systems analysis, network administration, and database development. We keep our students up to date with the most recent advances and trends by offering a rich set of electives that cover topics including mobile application development, parallel programming and advanced .NET. The department also contributes to the collaboratively managed
health information management and technology program.
Find human-technology interaction opportunities
The Bachelor’s program in human-technology interaction
(HTI) takes a multidisciplinary approach to preparing graduates for roles in
which they collaboratively study, design and develop interactive products and
services through a user-centered design process with electives such as animation, game development and usability testing. Through user research,
interaction design and prototyping, programming and evaluation, HTI graduates
have a direct impact on the usability and user experience of new software
programs, websites and devices. HTI is unique in placing people, their needs
and expectations and use of technology at the center of its educational focus.
This is important as information technology becomes more ingrained in
everything people do so that we develop technology that is viable, usable, and
The program and courses in Human Technology
Interaction are administered by the Department of Computing and New Media
Big opportunities in big data
Demand for big data expertise is booming. According to one estimate, by 2018 the United States could face a shortage of up to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions. UW-Stevens Point is at the forefront of efforts to meet these workforce needs, offering Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics and Master of Science in Data Science programs.
Our department has long-standing regional, national and international partnerships with some of the best companies and organizations in the world by which students enjoy numerous internship and employment opportunities.
Local employers in the computer information systems and human-technology interaction programs include Sentry Insurance, Skyward, Marshfiel Clinic Information Systems, Skyline, Breakthrough Fuels, Delta Dental, Pointe Precision, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, and others.
Nationally, our alumni work for Microsoft (Xbox), Epic Systems, L-3 Communication, CodeNoise, Gogobot, The Onion, Connecture and others. They also have attended graduate programs at places like Iowa State University, Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the University of California - Irvine.
Computing and New Media Technologies graduates rank among the top on campus in gaining employment in applicable fields or continuing studies in a related field.