Computer Science

1.What is the Computer Science major?
2.What careers interest students in this major?
3.What skills are developed within this major?
4.What Computer Science resources are available?
5.Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?
6.Where can I get more information about the Computer Science major?

1. What is the Computer Science major?

Computer science deals with the logical and mathematical foundations of computing, techniques for solving problems with computer programs, and the technical underpinnings of computer hardware and networks. This major prepares its graduates to provide technical support for computer operations and to develop new computer hardware and software systems. With this major, students can look forward to working with major computer manufacturers, software development corporations, the communications industry and consulting firms.

If you’re a computer science major, you live in a world of acronyms: HTML, TCP/IP, MS, IT, OS—and the list changes constantly. Keeping up with new technologies might seem daunting, but luckily for you, students with computer savvy are in high demand in a variety of different fields. Whether you have stellar programming skills, networking know-how, or have just designed your own web page, it’s important to complement your computer science major with an internship.

2. What careers interest students in this major?

Career that often interests students in the Computer Science major include:
Analyst
Applications Research Programmer
Application Specialist
Consultant
Computer Systems/Software Sales Representative
Data Processing Manager
Database Administrator
Educator
Engineer
Network Manager
Programmer
Project Manager
Software Engineer
Systems Administrator
Systems Engineer
Technician

3. What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: Ability to trace problems to their sources; Analyzing communication situations; Skilled at clarifying problems or situations; Systematizing/organizing material; Organizing/classifying data; Able to anticipate and diagnose problems; Perceiving/defining cause and effect relationships; Decision making; Proficiency for accuracy and detail; Ability to work under pressure;
and ability to work with others.

4. What Computer Science resources are available?

Association for Computing Machinery
Association for Information Systems
Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals
CompTIA
International Webmasters Association
Internet Society

5. Where have Wake Forest graduates landed jobs with this major?

Click here to see where Computer Science majors have landed jobs after graduation.

6. Where can I get more information about the Computer Science major?

For more information about the Computer Science major, visit the WFU Department of Computer Science.