Department of Computer Sciences


Email --  Undergraduate Advisor​​​ -- Enrollment Issues & Course Permissions -- Feedback, Questions, Issues -- Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Computer Sciences Department Chair 

(608) 262-1204

Monday - Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Computer Sciences Building
1210 W Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706

The Department of Computer Sciences (CS) offers a dynamic environment for study, research and professional growth.  It is one of the oldest and most respected computer science departments in the United States, having begun in the early 1960s as the Department of Numerical Analysis and becoming the Department of Computer Sciences in 1964.  Today, Wisconsin CS is recognized as having the world's leading research groups in computer architecture, database systems, distributed and grid computing, and nonlinear optimization, among others.

Both undergraduate and graduate students have an opportunity to conduct research alongside faculty. Campus competitions like CS NEST also give students a chance to hone and pitch start-up ideas, and programming competitions give students a chance to test their skills.  Wisconsin CS provides students with all that a top-notch computer science department has to offer, located within the vast array of resources and opportunities at one of the world's top universities.

From its traditional bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. programs to new offerings such as the Professional Master's Program (PMP) and the Professional Capstone Certificate Program, the department is adapting to meet the needs of the 21st century of computer science.