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Computer Science (B.S.)

Computer Scientists play key roles in many walks of life in today’s society.

Graduates of the program work in many different areas such as; application programmer, network designer, database administrator, information technologist, game development, and many others. Computer Science related jobs are among the ten fastest growing careers that show a lot of promise and opportunity for growth. Majors complete a core of basic computer science courses that includes the study of programming and algorithms, data structures, database concepts, computer architecture and organization, programming languages, compilers, operating systems, and software engineering. Important courses in closely related fields, e.g., discrete mathematics, digital logic design, scientific computation, and probability and statistics are also taken. Computer Science students are required to study all aspects of computing, including hardware, software, and theory.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in math and science
  • Enjoy working with computers and technology
  • Are a creative problem solver
  • Are generally interested in how things work
  • Like the challenge of learning new things

Career Opportunities

  • Information assurance software developer
  • Operating systems and network administrator
  • Software engineer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Information technology consultant

Recent Employers

  • Daktronics
  • IBM
  • Raven
  • SGT-EROS
  • General Dynamics

Internship Opportunities

  • Daktronics
  • IBM
  • SGT-EROS
  • Wells Fargo
  • Raven

Suggested Minors

  • Software Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Informatics
  • Management
  • Leadership

Clubs and Organizations

  • ACM
  • UPE (Upsilon Pi Epsilon, CS Honors)
  • Robotics
  • Gaming

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.