Computer Science

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About this program

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Career Opportunities

Computer Science Professors

teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$98680
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Database Architects

design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.
$101090
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

SQA Engineers

Hannah Quinn from Flowlens
1 reviews
develop and execute software test plans in order to identify software problems and their causes.
$114270
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


LAN/WAN Support Specialists

analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
$71040
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match

Web Developers

Sue Malomo from Happy Cog
Haris Bacic from Pricelisto.com
2 reviews
design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
$85490
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Applications Software Developers

Vadim Atamanenko from
Chloe Choe from Blueprint Test Prep
Ali Zhagparov from Devexperts
Ajit Singh from Zscaler
Juee Tendulkar from Allstacks
10 reviews
develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
$114270
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match


Computer Programmers

James Barron from
1 reviews
create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
$95640
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

IT Analysts

1 reviews
plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
$107580
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Computer Research Scientists

conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
$130890
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


IT Managers

Jules Tan from
1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
$161730
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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