Computer science degree unlocks host of technical careers

A computer science degree translates to many exciting technical careers, and each year new career options open up because of groundbreaking technical breakthroughs.

This is reflected in the abundance of computer science degrees offered at local colleges and universities.

Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 15% by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The computer science degree opens the door to many high-paying careers, and these grads earn some of the highest starting salaries of any major.


Interdisciplinary studies

“The biggest change is how interdisciplinary it has become,” said Luay Nakhleh, J.S. Abercrombie professor of computer science and chair of the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.

“A computer science degree is now very relevant beyond the traditional computer science job market (which is the hi-tech industry). Big data, in particular, has transformed many

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