Coding is creative, and learning how to code is to understand the superhuman strength of watching ideas become tangible.

The Digital Computation bundle is offered through the Department of Computer Science. This bundle teaches you to compose and activate digital experiences, make them work, and bring them to life. This bundle allows you to combine code with other creative, collaborative endeavors. If you know how to learn and build upon new programming languages, you’re the essential player in all things digital.

Career Possibilities 

  • Back End Web Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Unity Developer

Beyond this general list, computation skills can be the foundation of many other disciplines.

The Computation bundle pairs well with:

Web Development
If you’re interested in writing code on a web development team, consider combining Computation and Web Development bundles to amplify your coding skill sets: you will set yourself up to be extremely hireable in all areas of web development, client side coding, server side coding, app development, Drupal or Wordpress development, and video game programming. 

Visualization
Speaking the language of designers, photographers, and artists is extremely helpful for anyone interested in building collaborative projects alongside creatives. Computation-fueled visualization projects might involve data visualizations for the web, solve geographic or scientific problems, or be displayed in museums or projected on the sides of buildings.

Computer Science
Since the Computation bundle mirrors the Computer Science Minor, this bundle also prepares you for other advanced classes in Computer Science should you be interested in exploring programming further, or double-majoring in IDS and CS.

Because Computation offers you so many important and powerful tools related to systems and structure, this bundle is an excellent partner to any other discipline that has the need for programming. Students who know how the backend of any digital system operates are invaluable in any digital context, be it art, music, data journalism, digital education platforms, advertising, even science. 

 

Associated Student Organizations: 

Digital Collective
Geared towards student collaboration, creativity, experimentation, and job preparation, this organization helps creative and tech-savvy students meet each other across disciplines and learn about the professional expectations of digital industry jobs. The Digital Collective supports speakers, industry hops, and general networking.

UNI Computer Club
UNI Computer Club brings together students and faculty interested in discussing computer-related topics. The UNICC is a student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and is open to all majors.

UNISEC
UNISEC educates and builds interest around the field of cyber security for students at UNI. The organization discusses security topics, learns about current cyber situations and role-playing at cyber defense competitions, hosts cyber defense competitions at UNI, and facilitates student participation in various cyber competitions such as capture the flag and cyber anomalies. UNISEC is open to all students and promotes teamwork and education. 

Women in Computing
Women in Computing is a group to encourage women and minorities within the computing and technology field through outreach, leadership, fellowship, and service. This organization is a great support system for women, which are a minority in computer science. Most meetings are open to all interested UNI students and faculty, regardless of major or gender.

Digital Computation Contact

Eugene Wallingford: wallingf@cs.uni.edu