The BS in Computer Science focuses on the fundamentals of program design, software development, computer organization, systems and networks, theories of computation, principles of languages, and advanced algorithms and data.

The BA in Computer Science offers a similar curriculum, with slightly less CS requirements to allow students to study a foreign language and to have a wider choice of electives.

The program also provides a solid grounding in mathematics and science, as well as offering a wide variety of social science and humanities courses to complement the discipline. Our co-op program offers unprecedented opportunities to gain up to 18 months of hands-on experience in industry or academia, alternating between periods of academic study and paid employment in your desired field. Experiential learning is integrated into all of our degrees through the co-op program.

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Computer Science BS and BA

Cybersecurity BS

Job Titles

AnimatorIT Security Analyst
Computer Forensics AnalystsNetwork Administrator
Computer Game DeveloperQuality Assurance Engineer
Computer Scientist*Software Developer
Computer Systems Manager*Software Engineer
Computer Network Architect*Systems Analyst
IT ConsultantWeb Designer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Some postions may require additional experience or licensing.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Apperian, Inc.New Balance Athletic Shoe
ApplePutnam Investments
FacebookProtege LLC
GooglePricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
AdvertisingHealthcare
BankingHigher Education
Consumer ProductsMedia & Telecommunications
EducationPharmaceutical & Biotechnology
EnergyTechnology
Fiance and InsuranceTransporation & Logistics
Government

 

Internships and Co-ops

 

sample internship titles:

Business Analyst

Data and Policy Analysis

Implementation Intern

IT/Information Technology

Marketing Data Analyst

Quant Development

Software Engineer Intern

UI/UX Designer

Website Manager

 

Use NUcareers, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Careers In Game Design
Careers In Mobile Apps
Careers in Tech Startups
IT & ECareers in Tech Startupsngineering Careers in Healthcare

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry-specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities. Review the LinkedIn Guide for tips to build a strong LinkedIn profile and visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups