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Academic Information: - top


What is Computer Science? - top

Computer Science is the systematic study of computing systems and computation. The body of knowledge resulting from this discipline contains theories for understanding computing systems and methods; design methodology, algorithms, and tools; methods for the testing of concepts; methods of analysis and verification; and knowledge representation and implementation.


Career Information - top


Typical Job Titles - top

  • Air-traffic controller
  • Actuary
  • Stockbroker
  • Architect
  • Technical illustrator
  • Computer analyst
  • Data processing manager
  • Data reduction analyst
  • Securities trader/banking
  • Director of vital statistics
  • Engineering analyst
  • Environmental planner
  • Fund raiser
  • Information scientist
  • Management trainee
  • Market research analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Purchasing agent
  • Dir. of institutional research
  • Computer applications engineer
  • Accountant; budget, cost sys.
  • Statistician- applied, mathematical
  • Airplane navigator
  • Budget officer
  • Teacher/college
  • Demographer
  • Draftsman
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance agent/broker
  • Mathematical technician

Typical Places of Employment - top

  • Banks, Savings/Commercial
  • Weather bureaus and companies
  • Business corporations
  • Agriculture Department
  • College and schools
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Educational institutions
  • Consumer Affairs Commission
  • Insurance companies
  • Defense Department
  • Investment firms
  • General Accounting Office
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Management & Budget Office
  • Professional journals
  • Research & development firms
  • National Science Foundation
  • Securities & Exchange Comm.
  • Test development corporations
  • Treasury Department


Required Skills and Abilities - top

  • Performing ambiguous tasks
  • Doing scientific or laboratory work
  • Working independently
  • Solving problems through thinking
  • Conducting research and analyses
  • Collecting and organizing data
  • Working on projects that require attention to detail
  • Teamwork in critical


Alumni Resources - top

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

-Craig Adams - Forest Hill MD 21050 - URS - Project Engineering Manager  
-Matthew Heusser - Allegan MI 49010 - Excelon - Development Principal Consultant
-Megan Hildenberger - Lexington Park MD 20653 - DCS Corporation - Software Engineer III
-Rose Mooney - Hunt Valley MD 21030 - AAI/ Textron - Director of Engineering
-David Phillips - Microsoft - Program Manager/ Director  
-Coretta Pressley - Fourt Meade MD 20755 - National Security Agency - Project Director
-Johnathan Tarr - Salisbury MD 21801 - Perdue Farms, Inc. - Project Lead
-Matthew Thorne - Wilmington DE 19806 - J.P. Morgan - Application Developer


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Professional Associations:

Here is a list of Associations, Organizations and Govt. agencies that are of interest to computer scientists:

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