Why Computer Science?

Computer science has many applications, giving you great job security. As computers continue to advance, the need for people with skills in computer science will only continue to grow. But what are some of the jobs and benefits you can have when you go with computer science? Well, let's start by taking a look at some salaries for computer science majors based on area of concentration.


Computer Science Major (Bachelor of Art Degree):

 

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Computer Science Major (Bachelor of Science Degree):

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Computer/Software Engineering and Computer Programming:

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Information Systems Major:donedone

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What kinds of jobs, though?

Here is a sample of job types:

Artificial Intelligence 
Computer science 
Computational science 
Database engineering 
Computer graphics 
Human-computer interaction 
Network engineering 
Operating systems 
Performance engineering 
Robotics 
Scientific computing 
Software architecture 
Software engineering 
System security
Aerospace engineering 
Bioinformatics 
Cognitive science 
E-commerce 
Financial services 
Genetic engineering 
Information science 
Information systems 
Public policy and privacy 
Instructional design 
Knowledge engineering 
Management information systems 
Multimedia design 
Telecommunications 
Transportation
Computer technician 
Help desk technician 
Network technician 
Professional IT trainer 
Security specialist 
System/Network administrator 
Web services designer 
Web identity designer 
Database administrator

And that's just some of the areas of work...

What Employers?

Below is a sampling of employers for alumni of the Walla Walla University Computer Science Departme

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Totally Games
  • Inprise
  • CSEPP
  • BMI.net
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • FAA
  • Walla Walla University
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Lucent
  • Coffee Communications
  • Emerald Solutions
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • TRW
  • ESRI
  • independent contractors...

There are also many other possibilities...

  • Google
  • Apple
  • Application Developer
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Some new startup that doesn't exist yet...

 

 

Page maintained by Jonathan Duncan
Last update on April 8, 2010