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.
|Animator||IT Security Analyst|
|Computer Forensics Analysts||Network Administrator|
|Computer Game Developer||Quality Assurance Engineer|
|Computer Scientist*||Software Developer|
|Computer Systems Manager*||Software Engineer|
|Computer Network Architect*||Systems Analyst|
|IT Consultant||Web 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 interest as possible, including co-op and internships.
Some positions may require additional experience or licensing.
|Apperian, Inc.||New Balance Athletic Shoe|
|Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP|
|Consumer Products||Media & Telecommunications|
|Education||Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology|
|Finance and Insurance||Transportation & Logistics|
Sample Internship Titles:
Data and Policy Analysis
Marketing Data Analyst
Software Engineer Intern
The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NEUniv; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
Websites for Job Search
- Animation World Network
- Creative Heads
- Creative Hotlist
- Cyber Security Job Site
- Game Jobs
- Tech Careers
Campus Organizations & Activities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
- Computing Research Association
- IEEE Computer Society
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Software Engineering Institute
- Women in Technology International
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 LinkedIn for more information on how to leverage your social media network.