Computer science students master the underlying concepts of computing, with an emphasis on software engineering. At Scranton, computer science majors build an educational and experiential foundation to become innovators in the field, or to pursue advanced study.
Why Computer Science is in Demand:
Opportunities in computer science are literally all around us. They’re in our mobile apps. They’re behind the websites we visit on a daily basis. They even fuel the databases at the register of our local big box stores.
- Computer and information sciences is listed as the second most in-demand major today. (Source: CareerBuilder.com)
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for all computer-related fields will grow faster than the average for all occupations, adding from about 3.4 to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024.
- Computer science majors have among the top three highest starting salary expectations among Class of 2015 STEM graduates with a median starting salary of $57,273. (Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Student Survey)
Is it for me?
- Curious and detail oriented?
- Creative and motivated?
- Mathematically inclined?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Computer Science
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Where will Computer Science take me?
Outcomes for computer science majors range from developing software for websites to programming information databases for private companies.
Here are some examples of jobs depending on your interests:
- Software developer
- Database administrator
- Computer hardware engineer
- Computer systems analyst
- Network architect
- Web developer
- Information security analyst
- Computer programmer
Top Graduate Schools
Students are well prepared to pursue graduate study in computer or business fields. Often students continue at The University of Scranton and pursue an MBA or MS in software engineering.
Other alumni have completed advanced degrees at
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Harvard University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Connecticut
- Drexel University
- Iowa State University
- Lehigh University
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- University of Massachusetts
- Yale University
You’ll find Scranton computer science graduates working with a wide range of companies and organizations, including:
- Benco Dental
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Lockheed Martin
- Metropolitan Life
- NSA (National Security Agency)
- TMG Health
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
At Scranton, computer science graduates have an exceptional success rate. The reputation of the program opens doors to employment and graduate school. Recently, 100 percent of students in the major have entered relevant employment or advanced study after graduation.
Plus, faculty members get to know students well through the years and become enthusiastic advocates for graduates. Their recommendations to employers and graduate schools are invaluable.
When I talked to Scranton faculty, I felt they were interested in me personally, as an individual.
Class of 2016