Statistics on Number of Majors
Complete data on the number of declared majors and the number of degrees offered is available here. In reading these statistics, please realize that at UWOshkosh, until the spring of 2015, any student was to able declare a CS major when they matriculated as a freshman. Unlike the process for determining the number of majors at many other schools, there was no "entry bar" a student had to achieve before they were able to declare a CS major. Hence incoming freshmen who tested into remedial math courses could be counted as a CS major even though it may be have been hard for these students to graduate from our program. In spring 2015, we began a new policy that a student would not be allowed to declare a CS major until they satisfied all the mathematical prerequisites for the first CS course taken by a major -- namely Computer Science 221. We anticipate that this new policy will reduce the total number of declared majors but its effect on the number of graduates will be negligible.