In their careers, graduates of the program will attain the skills to work productively as Computer Scientists, including supportive and leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams, communicate effectively, recognize and incorporate societal needs and constraints in their professional endeavors, and practice their profession with high regard to legal and ethical responsibilities, engage in life-long learning, such as graduate study, to remain current in their profession and be leaders in our global technological society.
Most students with bachelor's degrees obtain jobs in the fields of computing and applications programming or related areas such as systems analysis and design. 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.
Skills gained in this program include:
- Group/team work experience & special project knowledge
- Programming language concepts
- Knowledge of operating systems
- Abstract & formal reasoning
- Selling and marketing concept
Salary ranges (taken from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook): $57,340-$153,710
What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school?