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Why Study Computer Science?

Why study computer science?

 

Computer Science is an exciting, growing, challenging field that has impact in most aspects of everyday life. These areas include medicine, communications, auotomotive technology, weather forcasting, entertainment, mining,  pharmacology, forensics, manufacturing, disaster recovery, security, law, business. For practically any area you can think of there is an application of computer technology. Yet there are still many new computer applications to be discovered and implemented in that area, and you could be involved in that exciting endeavor and service to humanity.

 

Now for practicalities: Computer science graduates are some of the most sought-after graduates and earn among the highest salaries right out of college.  So while the news talks about how some of the routine jobs have gone “off shore”, there is still ample opportunity for talented computer science majors. 

 

What also is valued by our future graduates’ employers is all the problem solving skills and analytical abilities they developed in studying computer science. These skills also prove valuable to many areas of endeavor; one can bring those skills to medical school or other professional schools