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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science opens doors in a variety of industries, including professional, scientific, and technical services, manufacturing, finance, and insurance, information services, administrative support services, and consulting . Computer skills are also needed in large numbers in many other industries in retail, healthcare, education, local, state, and federal government agencies, transportation, and others.

NU’s Computer Science degree is designed to put you on the path to a successful and in-demand career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, the employment of computer and information researchers is expected to grow 22% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, the BLS notes that the median annual salary for computer and information researchers was $131,490 in May 2021.

Employers in this field are looking for skills in communication, management, leadership,
information technology, operations, infrastructure, problem solving, integration, troubleshooting, innovation, planning, research, mentoring, consulting, customer service, and proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Graduates of NU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program can pursue a wide range of careers,** including:

  • Software engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Software developers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Network engineers
  • Solution architects
  • Java Developers

Learn more about the career opportunities and benefits of earning your IT degree by reading NU’s article: Which IT Career Is Right For Me?

*SOURCE: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-and-information-research-scientists.htm

**SOURCE: Emsi Labor Analyst – Report. Emsi research company homepage at https://www.economicmodeling.com/company/ (Report accessed: 21 April 2022). DISCLAIMER: The data provided is for informational purposes only. Emsi data and analysis uses government sources to provide information on industries, demographics, employers, in-demand skills, and more to align university programs with labor market opportunities. Projections quoted may not reflect local or near-term economic or employment conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Current and future students should use this data along with other available economic data to inform their education decisions.

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