WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE?
Computer Science is the study of computation, automation, and information applying principles of mathematics, engineering and logic. Computer Science spans theoretical disciplines (algorithms, computational theory and information theory) and practical application (design and implementation).
Computer Science incorporates techniques from areas such as queuing theory, statistics, and circuit design. Computer Science also makes use of hypothesis testing and experimentation during conceptualization, design, measurement and refinement of algorithms, information structures, and computer architectures.
WHAT DOES A COMPUTER SCIENTIST DO?
Computer Scientists work in a wide variety of industries. Some common tasks include:
Designing software that interacts with hardware for integration and optimization
Writing program software, creating applications, developing websites
Developing, designing, and analyzing methods, architectures, data structures, and algorithms to solve problems
Developing applications to operate within future frameworks (i.e. Metaverse)
Assessing and improving computer processes and performance, and information storage and retrieval
Building software enabling autonomous drones, devices, robots, and vehicles to do assigned tasks
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Internet and Software
Commercial Banking & Credit
Number of CSE graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Learn about some of the most common job titles among MSU Computer Science graduates. Utilize Handshake to search for the specific job titles that interest you the most and see the specific skills and experiences employers are looking for so that you can start developing them now!
Cyber Security Engineer
Number of CSE graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center
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Michigan State University
Ford Motor Company