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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Computer Science majors 

Overview of major

The study of computer science combines an up-to-date curriculum with state-of-the art facilities. A few specialties within it are robotics, game development, social network infrastructures, simulation, and data mining.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Application Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Ratings Associate
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Editorial Design Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Senior Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Computer and Information Scientist
  • Desktop Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • System Integration Analyst Associate
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Mathematician

Examples of internships

  • RDA Corp
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • NIST
  • Entertainment Software
  • Lucent Technologies
  • COCC
  • Raytheon Company
  • Webloyalty
  • Digital Storage Solutions, Inc.
  • Omni Group, The
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Aberdeen Test Center
  • General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc.

Possible career fields

Programming

  • Systems
  • Scientific applications
  • Business applications
  • Maintenance
  • Project management

Systems development

  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Support
  • Quality assurance
  • Specialty systems

Network technology

  • Installation & maintenance
  • Administration
  • Internet
  • Programming
  • Software design
  • Systems analysis
  • Hardware production
  • Web page design

Consulting

  • System installation
  • System implementation
  • Training

Education

  • Teaching
  • Instructional technology

Non-technical

  • Customer/Product support
  • Technical writing
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Possible work settings

  • Online service providers
  • Computer/Equipment vendors
  • Large businesses
  • Public/Private schools
  • Software vendors
  • Retail stores
  • Software/Hardware manufacturers
  • Banks
  • Government agencies
  • Management consulting firms
  • Research laboratories
  • Insurance companies

Important skills and abilities

  • Programming language
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Detail oriented
  • Computer
  • Analytical
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Team player

Sample web resources

Association for Computing Machinery
Data Management International
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals
League of Professional System Administrators
National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Computer Science Majors (CS Category)
  • Careers for Cyber Surfers (CS Category)
  • Opportunities in Aerospace Careers (CS Category)
  • How to Get any Job with Any Major (CP Section)
  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers (CP Section)
  • I’m a Graduate, Now What? (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Engineering & Applied Sciences (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Getting from College to Career (Post Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Computer Science majors

  • MS, Computer Science
  • PhD, Computer Science
  • MIS, Management Information Systems
  • MS, Computer Information Systems
  • MS, Security Management
  • MS, Information Assurance
  • PhD, Information Science & Technology
  • MS, Software Management

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