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The Computer and Information Sciences Department offers a wide range of degrees from certificates to masters level and from technical to theoretic areas:
Why a Computing Degree?
Our degrees will provide you with in-depth computing knowledge and problem-solving training into broad and interesting fields such as design and implementation of video games, electronics, computer networks, database management systems, and software engineering, just to mention a few areas. A computing degree will give you the ability to create the new generation of web tools to build the next facebook, the next google, or the next amazon.
Almost every single job in our modern life uses, is related to, or depends on computers. From space to transportation, from games to business applications, music to agriculture, a computing degree will give you access to a variety of possible jobs. Indeed, it can open doors to benefit the world and do good to people by applying technology to improve health care, education, security, energy consumption, pollution, and medicine, to mention a few possibilities. It may definitely be the opportunity to make a difference the world's problems.
If you are looking for a a career that can offer job security and earning high salaries these are some facts you should consider while deciding your future career:
- Computing occupations are expected to have the fastest growth with a 24.8 percent rate and adding 822,000 new jobs by 2016.
- U.S. Department of Labor predicts that less than a third of the projected 1.5 million computing jobs will not be filled by 2020 because not enough students enrolled in the field.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the field of computer science between 2006 and 2016 will grow 37 percent which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.
Is it a computing career for me?
Computing careers will develop your creativity, invention, logic, and passion for solving problems. Your degree will give you the ability to communicate with other individuals, and interact with teams in order to innovate and implement solutions to improve people's life. It does not matter what our discipline or activity is, the fact is computing is changing the world.
There are opportunities to innovate and implement ideas in many possible areas. For those who love communications and socialization over the Internet, for those who enjoy using new software, fixing computers, setting up equipment, or for those who edit movies, record music, and design graphics. If you think about a computer when you want to complete efficiently a task in your daily life then you should seriously consider between choosing a computing career or depending on someone else who chose it.
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