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The Computer Science major prepares students wishing employment as a software engineer or in a technical area related to Computer Science. The demand for professionals in this field, combined with the relevant curriculum, leads many students to have full-time employment in this area prior to graduation. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for high-paying placement during college through MSU Denver’s Cooperative Education Program. Employers involved in the Cooperative Education Program often permanently hire placement students following graduation.

 

SKILLS RELATED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Ability to think logically, thoroughly, and concentrate intensely
  • Proficiency in precise analytical reasoning
  • Detail oriented, organized, work well under pressure
  • Ability to master new computer languages and methodologies
  • Work well independently and as part of a team
  • Sensitive to multiple perspectives
  • Ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions
  • Curiosity and enthusiastic

 

POTENTIAL CAREERS RELATED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Computer Science major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Computer Science majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

 

Budget Analyst Computer Aided-Designer Computer Engineer
Computer Science Technician Computer Security Specialist Computer Service Technician
Computer Systems Analyst Cost Engineer Data Reduction Analyst
Database Administrator Database Architect Efficiency Expert
Engineering Analyst Hardware Engineer Information Scientist
Information Systems Manager Market Researcher Mathematician
Operations Analyst  Programmer Statistician
Surveyor Systems Analyst Systems Consultant
Technical Salesperson Technical Writer Web Administrator

 

EMPLOYERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Airlines                                         Private Industries

Banking Firms                              Professional/Technical Journals

Census Bureau                             Research Firms

Colleges/Universities                   Software Developers

Communication Companies        State/Local Grant Agencies

Computer Companies                  Test-Development Companies

Engineering Firms                        Transportation Companies

Government Agencies                  Weather Bureaus

 

WEB SITES RELATED TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD

 

The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.