The market for technology, data, and analytics is expanding rapidly. Your L&S degree could lead to a career in big data, GIS, cartography, actuarial science, cyber security, database management, IT support, machine learning, programming, web development and more.
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Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel ’12 earned her bachelor of arts degree from UW-Madison with majors in Geography, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, and Spanish. Ms. Knoppke-Wetzel currently works as a Geographic and Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for USAID – Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. In this video, she shares her professional journey, why she chose to pursue her specific undergraduate majors, and offers advice to current L&S students.
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Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024.OOH, US Department of Labor
Featured L&S Course
Instruction and experience in the use of a programming language for beginners. Program design; development of good programming style. No previous computing experience required. Recommended for non-CS and undecided majors.
Not open to students who have completed CS 302. Satisfied Quantitative Reasoning (QR) A requirement
UW-Madison has a variety of technology related student organizations to consider joining. They range from game and design, software development, statistics, and robotics. Check out a few on our list.
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Research Opportunities – Wisconsin Discovery Portal http://discoveryportal.org/default.aspx Research Opportunities – Undergraduate Research Scholars http://urs.ls.wisc.edu/ Research Opportunities – Additional Opportunities https://provost.wisc.edu/undergradresearch.htm Types of Undergraduate Research https://biology.wisc.edu/undergraduate-research