Why Computer Science?

Computer Science

Digital Arts

Computer Game Development


Why Computer Science?

Computer Science offers a foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas.  The work of computer science graduates falls into three categories:

  • Designing and building software;
  • Developing effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems; and
  • Devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as robotics, computer vision, or digital forensics.

Check out the "Why Choose CSE" video series from the University of Washington.


What I can do with a Computer Science Degree?

A degree in Computer Science indeed offers a wide range of career opportunities due to the fundamental role technology plays in various industries. Here's a more detailed look at the diverse career paths you can pursue with a Computer Science degree:

  • Software Developer or Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Researcher
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Game Developer

With the ever-increasing role of technology in modern society, the career possibilities for Computer Science graduates are continually expanding. You have the flexibility to choose a path that aligns with your interests, whether that's in traditional IT roles, research, entrepreneurship, or a wide array of other fields where technology plays a critical role.

Check out the Degree and Career guide from the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the top professional societies in Computing fields. 


Isn't the IT market going down and jobs going offshore?

You probably read this somewhere or heard of it from your friends or neighbors.  Is this really true? Read the links below, and then decide for yourself:

  • The IT market is not uniformly going down, nor are all IT jobs going offshore. It is an industry marked by change and adaptation. Success in the IT field depends on staying up to date with evolving technologies, focusing on areas of specialization, and adapting to market shifts. Additionally, the IT industry continues to offer opportunities for innovation and growth, especially for those who are proactive in shaping their careers.
  • The market for U.S.-based computing careers is expected to thrive, according to the Occupational Projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The BLS projects that computing will be one of the fastest-growing U.S. job markets in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for the foreseeable future. Nearly 3 out of 4 new science or engineering jobs in the U.S. are going to be in computing. View figure and full article


What is Digital Arts?

The Digital Arts program focuses on creative expression using digital technology. Students are encouraged to investigate aesthetic and perceptual possibilities as they engage in alternative art discourses. Digital Arts courses investigate theoretical, aesthetic, and technical information while providing hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment. The courses merge the technical and aesthetic aspects of Digital Arts.  Digital Arts is an exciting area with dynamic, ambitious, self-motivated students who push themselves and their artwork to the edge.


What do Game Development students do?

Video Game Development program prepares students for immediate entry into the expanding interactive entertainment industry. If you love playing video games and think that you might like designing them yourself or being part of their creation, enrolling in a Game Development degree program could be just the right move.

Seeing the creation of a video game from start to finish can be a thrilling and rewarding experience.  Our Game Development program can give you first-hand experience doing just that. You'll learn every facet of creating a challenging, visually stunning, and, most importantly, fun game.

Take a look at some games our students have developed on the Sample Student Work page.


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