What Can I Do With A Major In Computer Science?
Computer science is a discipline that spans theory and practice. The practical side of computing can be seen in every single aspect of our lives including mobile phones and telecommunication, gaming and entertainment, science and engineering, law and health care. Computing professionals must be able to analyze and understand problems, design solutions, and verify that they are correct. Problem solving requires precision, creativity, and careful reasoning. All Computer Science (CS) majors take courses covering program design, data structures, assembly language programming, digital design and systems programming. Topics courses, including database design and applications, networking, graphics and visualization, and Web-centric computing, allow the department’s offerings to keep pace with the rapid advancement of computer technology, and are offered for elective credit on a regular basis.
Students in the Computer Science program will have a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts, and applications of computer science. They will learn how to analyze problems and identify solutions while designing implementing, and evaluating computer-based processes, components, or programs to meet specific needs. With an emphasis on staying current with computer science theory, trends and techniques in the field, graduates will be well prepared for careers in computer science and information technology.
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Sample of Related Occupations
Applications Developer/ Programmer
Computer Graphics Programmer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Computer Software Engineer
Computer Security Specialist
Computer Service Technician
Information Systems Manager
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Association for Computing Machinery
Association for Women in Computing
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
Computer Science Teachers Association
Computing Research Association
Independent Computer Consultant Association
Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
International Webmasters Association
Software and Information Industry Association
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Computer science majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for computer science majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Aetna, Inc. - Website Coordinator, Learning Services Assistant Co-op, IT Leadership Development Professional
Alterra - IT Developer
CGI, U.S. Enterprise Markets - Programmer Analyst, Business Analyst
CIGNA - Technology Early Career Development Internship
Computer Sciences Corporation - Computer Programmer Co-op
Futures Institute - Programmer/Developer
Hamilton Sundstrand - Computer Science Internship, Decision Support Analyst Internship, IT Co-op
Parker Hannifin Corporation - IT Co-op
Paywire, Inc. - Computer Programmer/Tech Support
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft - IT Analyst, Procurement Analyst Co-op
Prudential Financial - Prudential Retirement Technology Summer Internship
Robinson & Cole, LLP - IT Internship, IT Co-op
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - IT PMO Internship
State of Connecticut Office of Policy Management - Computer Training Internship
Technology Partners - IT Technician Internship
The Hartford - Technology Leadership Development Program Internship
The Nielsen Company - Process Analyst
Travelers - Information Technology Internship
Trumpf, Inc. - Information Technology Internship
Twin Oaks Software - Programmer
UBS Global Asset Management - Summer IT Internship
United Health Group - Data Programmer, Data Manager
United Technologies Corporation - Programmer/Analyst Co-op
University of Connecticut Health Center - Student Laborer/Technician
VBrick Systems, Inc. - Alpha Test Co-op
Warnaco - Network Analyst Internship, IT Compliance Analyst Internship, IT Security Analyst Internship
Web Solutions, Inc. - Web Developer, Application Programmer
Zimmerman Associates - Assistant Web Manager