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Career Opportunities with a Major in Computer Science


 


Lowell is a Software Engineer at Google who studied at Loyola Marymount University for his undergraduate years. He has BS degrees in both Math and Computer Science as well as a PHD in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.


The Computer Science major prepares students wishing employment as a software engineer or in a technical area related to Computer Science. The demand for professionals in this field, combined with the relevant curriculum, leads many students to have full-time employment in this area prior to graduation. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for high-paying placement during college through MSU Denver's Cooperative Education Program. Employers involved in the Cooperative Education Program often permanently hire placement students following graduation.
 

SKILLS RELATED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Ability to think logically, thoroughly, and concentrate intensely

  • Detail oriented, organized, work well under pressure

  • Work well independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions

  • Proficiency in precise analytical reasoning

  • Ability to master new computer languages and methodologies

  • Sensitive to multiple perspectives

  • Curiosity and enthusiasm

POTENTIAL CAREERS RELATED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Computer Science major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Computer Science majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Hardware Engineer Applications Developer  
Budget Analyst Computer Systems Analyst Computer Aided-Designer
Computer Engineer Computer Science Technician Computer Security Specialist
Computer Service Technician Cost Engineer Data Reduction Analyst
Database Administrator Database Architect Director of Vital Statistics
 Information Scientist Efficiency Expert Engineering Analyst
Institutional Researcher Mathematician
Market Researcher Programmer
Operations Analyst Surveyor
Software Engineer Statistician  
Systems Analyst Systems Consultant Information Systems Manager
Technical Salesperson Technical Writer Web Administrator


EMPLOYERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Airlines

  • Banking Firms

  • Census Bureau

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Communication Companies

  • Computer Companies

  • Engineering Firms

  • Government Agencies

  • Private Industries

  • Professional/Technical Journals

  • Research Firms

  • Software Developers

  • State/Local Grant Agencies

  • Test-Development Companies

  • Transportation Companies

  • Weather Bureaus

WEB SITES RELATED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD


The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.