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Computer Science

Major Information

Computer Science is a technologically intense program that emphasizes computer programming, theory, and design. Students who choose to major in Computer Science typically enjoy programming and designing new software. Graduates working the field tend to interact primarily with other technical professionals. Emphasis is placed on language, computational theory, and the mathematical structure needed in the field of computer science.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
    • Specializations: Software Engineering, Software and Cyber Security, Machine Learning, & Data and Knowledge Systems

Sample Occupations

  • Computer Operations
  • Computer Hardware/Software Engineer
  • Computer Operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Operations Manager
  • Design Computer Applications
  • Engineer Computer Systems Analyst
  • Course Instructor
  • Network Analyst
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Webmaster
  • Information Management
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Data Processing Director
  • Database Manager
  • MIS Director
  • Network Administrator
  • Education
  • Educational Media Technician
  • Instructional Designer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Programmers & Analysts
  • Computer Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Software Designer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Designer
  • Systems Support
  • Web Developer
  • Sales, Marketing, & Retailing
  • Account Executive
  • Computer Sales
  • Equipment Dealer
  • Market Researcher
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Computer Security Investigator
  • Info Security Manager
  • Servers, Maintenance, & Installation
  • Data Processing Equipment Repairer
  • Field Service Technician
  • Office Machine Repairer
  • Word & Data Processing
  • Auxiliary Equipment Operator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Computer Operations Manager

Sample Work Settings

  • Banks
  • Computer Consulting Firms
  • Computer Corporations
  • Data Processing Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Engineering Firms
  • Hospitals
  • Financial Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Marketing Research Departments
  • Professional & Technical Journals
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Publishing & Communications
  • Research & Development
  • Utilities Companies
  • Weather Bureaus
  • Federal Agencies
  • National Security Agency
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health & Human Services

Sample Employers

  • Morris Technology
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Onshore Outsourcing
  • General Motors
  • CGI
  • McDonald’s
  • Argus Event Staffing, LLC
  • BridgePay Network Solutions
  • IBM
  • Darby Bank & Trust Co.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Interstate Resources, Inc.
  • Ogeechee Technical College
  • JBS Custom Software Solutions
  • Dixie Lawn Care & Fertilizing
  • Verizon
  • Constella Group
  • US Army
  • United States Army Reserve
  • Lockheed Martin
  • US Navy Reserve
  • Chatham County, GA Government
  • ADP
  • NCR Corporation
  • Manhattan Associates

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Undergraduate Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2 bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15

https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/s tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://www.naceweb.org/salary resources/index.aspx 

Professional Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery

www.acm.org

Computing Research Association

cra.org

International High technology Crime Investigation Association

htcia.org

Women in Technology International

www.witi.com

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Professional Tips

  • Consider pursuing a certification (Broadband and Mobile Systems, Network and Computer Security, Game Programming, & Software Engineering).   
  • Join a student organization.
  • Seek out research opportunities.
  • Complete a Computer Science internship/co-op

Résumé Tips

  • Include ABET accreditation in the Education section  if you are obtaining an undergraduate degree.
  • Include certifications. 
  • Include technical skills such as Python, Javascript, and HTML5.
  • Include professional associations such as ACM.

Last updated: 8/1/2022