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Computer Science
and Information Systems Discover Your Major Visit Day

Overview | Schedule | Scholarship | Register

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration is required.
To reserve a spot, register online or call 800.633.1175.

This Discover Your Major Visit Day is for students who are interested in Northwest and wish to learn more about areas in Computer Science and Information Systems.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet faculty, students and graduates
  • Engage in exciting hands-on activities
  • See amazing student projects / demonstrations
  • Hear from our graduates about careers in computing
  • Tour our facilities and campus
  • Enjoy a scrumptious lunch on us!

Career Ready. Day One.

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Ben Wolff
Computer Science

Why Northwest?

Why Attend Northwest?

  • Friendly, student-centered campus
  • Textbook rental program
  • Laptop for every student
  • Three Missouri Quality Awards

Why Study Computing?

  • Five of top ten job growth areas are computing related
  • Computing is everywhere
  • Software can help businesses and people in their daily lives
  • Intellectually stimulating

Why Study Computing at Northwest?

  • Enthusiastic and hard-working faculty
  • Diverse Areas of Study
    • Business Education
    • Business Technology
    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Science/Informatics - CS
    • Digital Media - CS
    • Management Information Systems
  • Several minors available
  • Internships available
  • All majors focus on practical application of computing
  • Emphasis on active learning rather than passive lectures
  • Nearly 100% job placement
  • All classes taught by faculty, not by graduate assistants
  • Student:faculty ratio 21:1
  • Active computing-related student organizations

Schedule of Events (tentative)

* Schedule subject to change *


9:00 a.m.


3rd Floor, Student Union

9:15 a.m.

Admissions and School of CSIS Presentation

Boardroom, Student Union

9:45 a.m.

Students: Transition to Colden Hall

9:45 a.m.

Parents: Transition to Financial Aid Presentation

10:00 a.m.

Students: Attend Classes
Computer Programming II (CH 1400) and Network Security (CH 1150)

Colden Hall

10:00 a.m.

Parents: Financial Aid Presentation

Boardroom, Student Union

10:25 a.m.

Student Projects and Activities

Colden Hall 1200 & 1300

11:05 a.m.

Faculty Panel

Boardroom, Student Union

11:30 a.m.

Student Panel

Boardroom, Student Union

12:00 p.m.


Bearcat Commons, Student Union

1:15 p.m.

Campus Walking Tour

2:30 p.m.

Final Questions and Wrap-Up

Boardroom, Student Union

Win a Scholarship!

Computer Science Visit Day Scholarship

A $1,150 scholarship will be awarded to one lucky attendee.

Students interested in applying for this scholarship must do the following:

  • Submit online application form
  • Mail an official high school transcript to:

    Jeanne Crawford
    Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Drive
    Maryville, MO 64468

  • Submit one recommendation covering academic, citizenship, leadership and extracurricular activities either by mailing to address above or e-mailing the recommendation to Jeanne Crawford at

The scholarship application form, high school transcript, and one recommendation must be received by Friday, February 22, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact Jeanne Crawford at 660.562.1600 or by e-mail at

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