Applied Computing

Phone: 715-346-4916
Email: whe@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/appliedcomputing

715-346-4916
whe@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/appliedcomputing

Phone: 715-346-4916
Email: whe@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/appliedcomputing

Choose Applied Computing at UW-Stevens Point

In nearly every industry, businesses can no longer operate without skilled, perceptive IT professionals to drive process and create connections. With a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing, developed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in collaboration with its University of Wisconsin partners, you can be the problem solver who makes things possible for your company and your career.

The UW Applied Computing program teaches you how to develop new technologies and participate in future tech innovation so you will know how to fix tomorrow’s problems, too. Our curriculum focuses on learning not only in-depth technologies, but also communication and other valuable business skills that help you excel in the workplace. The 100% online, 61-credit multidisciplinary program was developed with extensive input from industry leaders and will prepare you to work across industries.

Career opportunities in Applied Computing

​Skilled science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals are in high demand in nearly every industry, including healthcare, manufacturing, government, retail, transportation, communications, education, insurance, finance, security, and law enforcement. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tech careers are growing at a higher rate than other professions, and a recent survey found that 90% of C-level executives agree that hiring and retaining technology talent is a top business challenge.

Building your résumé

​The University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program prepares IT professionals to transform computer science from theory to practice and solve the everyday technical issues that organizations face. Students who complete the program will demonstrate a solid foundation in core computer science, demonstrate strong understanding of software engineering practices, recognize and address security issues, implement a computing solution for a business problem, demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, and demonstrate a solid foundation in data management.

Outside the classroom

​Students are encouraged to participate in internships that provide opportunities to apply what they learn in work or field settings, but no internships are required. The bachelor’s degree course APC 495: Capstone requires a student to complete a field experience project with the goal of gaining valuable, hands-on experience in this field.

Student support services

​At UW-Stevens Point, contact Weimin He at 715-346-4916 or whe@uwsp.edu with questions regarding the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program. UW-Extension advisers may be reached at 877-895-3276 or learn@uwex.edu.