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Careers in Computer Science

Why would I want a Computer Science degree?
If you like working with computers and solving problems and are creative, you will enjoy a career in Computer Science.  Graduates with a degree in Computer Science (CS) are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities in one of the fastest growing career fields.

What career opportunities would I be prepared for? 
The Computer Science program at USI is designed to prepare you for careers in computer software development, software engineering, software development management, system development and computer entrepreneurial positions in businesses and scientific organizations. It will also prepare students for graduate study in computer science. This can lead to management positions in all types of organizations:

  • Financial
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Retailing
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Utilities
  • Government
    (US Civil Service requires the Technical Option)

What will I be able to learn?
You will develop an understanding of algorithms, data structures, artificial intelligence, computer organization and architecture, numerical computation, operating systems, networking, programming language theory, and software engineering.  Since the program is offered by the College of Business, unique opportunities for business management, marketing, accounting and management information systems electives are offered to you.

Will I have internship and co-op opportunities?
Opportunities to participate in USI’s Business and Professional Practice Program will be available to you.  This is a partnership between USI and employers.  Junior and senior Computer Science majors are employed in part-time (internship) or full-time (co-op) positions in professional organizations.

Students have worked for manufacturing companies, accounting firms, large and small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.  These positions allow students to learn professional skills in the business environment while earning college credits.

How do I find out about these opportunities?
Information about these opportunities can be obtained through the College of Business, Career Services & Placement, and CIS & Computer Science Career Network.