Computer Science Career Outlook
A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.
Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a Computer Science/Computer Information Systems major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
Graduates with a degree in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems can work as computer systems analyst, computer and information systems managers, network and computer systems administrators, information security analysts, software developers, computer programmers, database administrators, computer hardware engineers, computer support specialists.
Graduates with a degree in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems can work within the following areas: programming, research and development, planning and analysis, design, building, coding, integration/testing, operation maintenance, project management, intranet, hardware/software design, database administration, internet, education and instructional technology, and technical support.
Graduates with a degree in Computer Science/Computer Information Systems can work for businesses, government, financial institutions, insurance companies, consulting firms, manufacturers, computer companies, telecommunication companies, retailers, healthcare organizations, hotels and restaurants, entertainment companies, environmental management firms, transportation companies, education institutions, research institutions, internet service providers, software vendors, internet-related companies, consulting firms, colleges and schools.
Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
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- Abbott Laboratories
- Argonne National Laboratory Internships
- Applied Systems, Inc.
- Built In Chicago
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
- Chicago Federal Reserve
- Computer Jobs
- I Crunch Data
- Johnson & Johnson
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Navistar Inc.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- West Monroe Partners
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
- Association of Information Technology Professionals
- Association for Women in Computing
- Computing Research Association
- Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
- International Webmasters Association
- Internet Society
- Software and Information Industry Association
- Game No Shame SXU Student Organization
- Society of Computer Scientists and Engineers