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Computer Science

Learn about the major that is taking over universities around the world!


Computer science is the study of both computers and computational systems. It also focuses on software development and testing the effectiveness of this data. It's no wonder undergraduates left and right are graduating with this degree.




Brantley, M. (2020, November 18). Governor touts growth in enrollment in computer science courses. Arkansas Times. https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2020/11/18/governor-touts-growth-in-enrollment-in-computer-science-courses

But why is everyone even interested in computer science anyways? Take a look at some quick statistics:

2021 Median Pay

$131,490 per year, $63.22 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Master's Degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

None

On-the-job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2021

33,500

Job Outlook, 2021-31

21% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2021-31

7,100


"Computer and Information Research Scientists : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2023, February 6). Computer and Information Research Scientists : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-and-information-research-scientists.htm"


As you can see, not only does computer science pay well, it is expected to grow immensely in the future years. While it does require more education than some other engineering disciplines (which usually only need a bachelor's degree), the added years are definitely worth it if you enjoy it!


Check out this video to learn even more about computer science:


What is Computer Science? (2017, February 27). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzl0ELY_TiM


If you love math, science, computers, and a challenge, this major might just be the one for you. Here are the most common careers that come from this degree:


-Software Developer

-Web Developer

-Mobile App Developer

-Systems Architect

-Computer Hardware Engineer

-Video Game Developer

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