What can you do with a degree in Computer Science?

Some of our computer science graduates have moved into industry (as programmers) or entered graduate programs (from applied sciences to medicine to law).

Still others have pursued entrepreneurial/business routes, found a home in the evolving world of digital media, or used their computational skills to move into finance, banking, or health care.

Put simply, computer science serves as an entryway into just about every scientific and business-related field, and increasingly acts as an accelerator for success in academia and industry.

Please consult the Office of Student Career Development for opportunities.

Careers By Area

Some examples of areas you can explore are

  • Artificial Intelligence: Develop computers that simulate human learning and reasoning ability.

  • Computer Architecture: Design new components and systems for everything from high-performance, networked parallel machines to low-cost and lowpower iPods.

  • Computer Design and Engineering: Design new computer circuits, microchips, and other electronic components.

  • Theoretical Computer Science: Investigate the fundamental theories of how computers solve problems, and apply the results to other areas of computer science.

  • Information Technology: Develop and manage information systems that support a business or organization.

  • Operating Systems and Networks: Develop the basic software that computers use to supervise themselves or to communicate with other computers.

  • Software Applications: Apply computing and technology to solving problems outside the computer field - in education or medicine, for example.

  • Software Engineering: Develop methods for the production of software systems on time, within budget