Computer Science
Computer Science
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What to do with this degree

Career opportunities

Computer scientists are employed as systems programmers, application programmers (business, scientific, industrial,etc.), systems analysts, programmer analysts, researchers, network specialists, computer system designers, educators and in computer sales. Opportunities exist in business, industry, government, education and the military. Many graduates enter graduate school for further study of computer science.


Special opportunities

Students have often obtained part-time or summer jobs as interns with area companies and government agencies. For example, the department has had a number of students working with the Federal Aviation Administration in Pomona, NJ. Students are also employed within the department to work as technical aides in the computer labs and to do system administration for some of the academic servers. Students participate in the ACM regional programming contest. All students are welcome to join the Computer Science Club for field trips and social events.


Sample Job Descriptions:

Computer Programmer: Converts data to modify computer programs. Corrects program errors and writes program instructions.

Program Analyst: Plans, develops and tests computer programs. Designs computer screen displays.

Computer Security Specialist: Regulates, monitors and updates data. Addresses employee questions about computer security.

Network Control Operator: Monitors and coordinates employees' data input. Explains procedures used to transmit data. Detects errors in communications software and hardware.

Software Engineer: Develops computer software programs for industrial, medical and scientific hardware products


Skills to Develop:

Analytical Skill

Atttention to Detail

Problem Solving Skills

Organization Skills