Computer Science : Careers

Career Information and Further Study

Skills gained in this program include:
  • Communication
  • Group/team work experience & special project knowledge
  • Teaching
  • Programming language concepts
  • Knowledge of operating systems
  • Designing
  • Testing/analyzing/problem solving
  • Abstract & formal reasoning
  • Selling and marketing concepts

Career Choices

At the undergraduate level, Computer Science and Engineering offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science. Both programs prepare students equally well for graduate work or professional positions in the computing field. The primary difference between the two programs is one of depth vs. breadth: the BS program provides a more concentrated approach to computer science, while the BA program encourages students to combine computer science with studies in another field.

We provide a solid and general foundation for our graduates so their knowledge will not become obsolete in the rapidly changing world of computing.

Most students with bachelor's degrees obtain jobs in programming or related areas such as systems analysis. Some of the jobs are in scientific or technical industries for which a considerable knowledge of mathematics is also desirable. Others are involved in programming for business and other administrative applications where the mathematics background is less necessary. There are also a number of jobs in systems programming which are not concerned directly with applications, but with writing programs that facilitate the use of computers for applications.

Salary Trends

Beginning salaries: $63,400-$73,000

What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school?

10-20%

Additional Resources

Engineering Career Institute

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:49 EST