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Computer Science

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Computer Science?"

Why Major in Computer Science?

Program Educational Objectives - Within a few years of graduation, a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create solutions to computing problems in industry, government or academia appropriate to their levels of professional experience.
  • Be capable of gauging the impact of computing on society, and possess knowledge of the ethical, social and professional responsibilities of their work.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to contribute to the benefit of teams.
  • Continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to innovation and change, and be successful in their professional work and/or graduate studies.

Additional, graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science will demonstrate the following specific student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

In addition, students in Option 2 Computer Science will demonstrate the following extra student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the trade-offs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Related Career Titles

Analyst Network Integrator
Applications Programmer Network Manager
Artificial Intelligence Developer Network Specialist
Automated Systems Engineer Operations Research Analyst
Business Analyst Professor/Educator
Computer Consultant Project Analyst
Computer Database Administrator Project Manager
Computer Designer Programmer
Computer Engineer Public Health Service Computer Specialist
Computer Programmer Quality Engineer
Communications Control Technician Research Analyst
Computer Graphics Technician Research Associate
Computer Scientist RF Network Engineer
Corporate Security Specialist Senior Network Engineer
Economics Analyst Server Engineer
Expert Systems Designer Software Designer
Foundation Information Specialist Software Developer
Game Designer Software Engineer/Programmer
Implementation Program Manager System Administrator
Instrumentation/Design Engineer Systems Analyst/Programmer
I.S. Analyst Infrastructure Support Systems Level Designer
I.T. Resource Manager Technical Analyst
I.T. Consultant Technical Information Specialist
LAN Administrator Telecommunications Manager
Management Analyst Training Specialist
M.I.S. Administrator

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

HireRed
LinkedIn
Computer Work
Association for Information Systems
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Business Software Alliance
Computer and Communications Industry Association
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Information Technology Industry Council
International Association of IT Asset Managers
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Internet Alliance
Monster
Dice
Careerbuilder
GreatITJobs
TechGorillas.com

Affiliated Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery
Association of Information Technology Professionals
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals
Computer and Communications Industry Association
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Information Technology Industry Council
International Association of IT Asset Managers
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Internet Alliance
Software & Information Industry Association
The Computing Technology Industry Association

Four-Year Academic Plan

Computer Science Major (Option 1: Software Design), B.S. Degree
Computer Science Major (Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), Option 1: Software Design), B.S. Degree
Computer Science Major (Option 2: Computer Science), B.S. Degree
Computer Science Major (Option 3: Computer Networking and Security - Applications Development), B.S. Degree
Computer Science Major (Option 4: Game Development), B.S. Degree

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator


Clarinda Dir
Career Development Coordinator