Want a job? Get a CS degree.
Here's a tip for incoming and current college students: If you want to have a high-paying job on graduation day, study computer science.
That's the advice coming out of the top U.S. computer science programs, which are seeing rising enrollment and applications as more college students discover that their job prospects are better — and their starting salaries higher — if they have a computer-related degree.
Leading universities report that enrollment in computer science and engineering courses is up significantly this year among students pursuing computer science majors as well as those studying other subjects, particularly science or business.
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The mission of the Computer Science Department is the creation and transmission of knowledge about the computer science discipline and profession. The mission has three components: teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and service. Foremost in the department mission is the commitment to excellence in all of three areas.
The department strives to prepare students well for either graduate school or a professional career. Our graduates are expected to be able to make the connection between theory and application. We support our faculty efforts to expand the body of knowledge, disseminate their findings through publication and consulting, and engage in intellectual inquiry. Our faculty are involved in curriculum development, textbook writing, and pedagogical innovations. Faculty members are encouraged to play a service role on the campus, throughout the CSU system, and in the local community.
Program is ABET Accredited
The baccalaureate program (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science) is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
National Security Agency | $500
- Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
Program Overview: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014
SONY Pictures Entertainment is wanting to hire three talented, hardworking CSUDH students. The three IT/computer science positions are listed below and are available in Motion Pictures, Television and Television Networks. Obviously, we want as many of our CS students to apply in order to fill all three internships. They are looking for ONLY juniors, seniors or graduate students. This internship would be for the spring semester or as they refer to a “winter” internship.
The faculty of the Computer Science Department at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty position in the Computer Science Department. Primarily, an assistant professor is sought but an associate professor rank may be considered. The position is available beginning August 2014.
Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service. Teaching duties may consist of day, evening, and weekend hours. Additional responsibilities include research and service consistent with the mission of the University, the college of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the department of Computer Science. Published research in support of this goal is expected and is a requirement for tenure and promotion.
A delegation of Computer Science Students attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 3-6. Computer Science student Samori Price gave a poster presentation on "The Feasibility of Using Java Real-Time as the Execution Code for an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle)".
Back Row (L-R): Dr. Jack Han, Chaz Johnson, Matthew Roesger, Boian Kolev, Samori Price, Dr. Mohsen Beheshti
Front Row (L-R): Reymarie Calazan, Rosalie Tallud, Amber Cosgrove
In the working world, a degree in computer science is linked to enviable paychecks.
PayScale, which analyzes salary data, ranked 129 college majors based on earning potential. Engineering, math, science and technology fields dominated the highest rankings in the College Salary Report, which provides the median starting pay and median mid-career pay for the alumni of more than 1,000 schools.
Twelve computer science and computer technology majors at Cal State Dominguez Hills are receiving about $8,000 each in scholarships as part of a new program designed to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the computer science and related fields.