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Computer Science

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

Aerospace Technician

Applications Developer/ Programmer

Computer Animator

Computer Consultant

Computer Graphics Programmer

Computer Hardware Engineer

Computer Programmer

Computer Software Engineer

Computer Security Specialist

Computer Service Technician

Database Analyst

Information Systems Manager

Operations Manager

Robotics Engineer

Robotics Technician

Software Engineer

Software Salesperson


Systems Analyst

Technical Writer


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

Internet 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 opportunities 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 College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center 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

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

Web Solutions, Inc. - Web Developer, Application Programmer

Zimmerman Associates - Assistant Web Manager