Computer Science is a program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective.
Computer Science majors and degree programs will cover courses in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Computer Science (use the College Search feature and enter "computer science” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Computer Science?
A degree in this field will provide you with necessary knowledge of important computer science skills that are essential to practically every industry while offering career entry points at many levels. Nearly every industry relies on computer science professionals; education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, banking, insurance, travel, hospitality, and marketing firms. Some job roles are (but not limited to) operator, developer, specialist, analyst, and administrator.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Computer Science
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Computer Science Association
- International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
- Association for Women in Computing
- Computing Research Association
Publications/Magazines Computer Science