Computer Science

What is Computer Science? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources Links UNCW Dept. of Computer Science

What is Computer Science?

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.

Related Career Titles

Accountant Numerical Analyst
Contract Admin. Systems Engineer 
Information Scientist  Compensation/Benefits Admin
Research Analyst Engineer 
Actuary Operations Research Analyst 
Cost Estimator/Analyst  Systems Programmer 
Inventory Control Specialist  Computer Consultant 
Risk & Insurance Specialist  Engineering Lab Technician 
Aerospace Engineer Physicist 
Cryptographer/Cryptologist  Teacher: Science/Math/Computers 
Investment Banker  Computer Engineer 
Risk Analyst  Environmental Technologist
Air Traffic Controller Pollution Meteorologist 
Data Control Admin Technical Support Rep.
ISO 2000 Specialist  Computer Facilities Manager 
Robotics Programmer  Estate Planner 
Applications Programmer Production Manager 
Data Processing Mgr  Technical Writer 
Market Research Analyst  Computer Installation & Test Specialist 
Satellite Communications Specialist  External Auditor 
Applied Science Technologist Production Support Specialist 
Database Manager  Transportation Planner 
Mathematician  Computer Marketing/Sales Rep 
Software Development Specialist  Financial Auditor 
Artificial Intelligence Programmer Psychometrician 
Demographer  Treasury Management Specialist
Media Buyer  Computer Programmer 
Software Engineer  Financial Consultant 
Astronomer  Public Health Statistician
Econometrician  Underwriter 
Meteorologist  Computer Scientist 
Software Support Specialist  Financial Manager 
Investment Manager Purchasing/Contract Agent 
Economist  Urban Planner 
Mortgage Researcher  Computer-Aided Design Tech
Statistician  Hydro Geologist 
Biometrician Quality Assurance Analyst 
EDP Auditor  Value Engineer
Network Programmer  Consumer Loan/Credit Officer 
Systems Analyst Hydrologist 
Commodity Manager  Rate Analyst 
Employee Relations Specialist  Weight Analyst

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Related Major Skills

Abstract and Formal Reasoning Programming Language Concepts
Knowledge of Operating Systems Multi-tasking
Testing Analyzing
Mathematical Skills Problem-solving
Organizing / Simplifying Logical Thinking
Detail-oriented Thoroughness
Work independently and in teams Advanced Quantitative Abilities
Statistical Analysis Designing Systems
Written and oral communication skills Marketing concepts
Research  Classifying / Systemizing
Efficiency Systematic
Critical Thinking JavaScript 

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Job & Internship Search Links

SeaWork (be sure to check out these links also in SeaWork: CareerShift,,, and GoinGlobal)

Job Search Resources

Computer World


Just Tech Jobs - searchable by skill

Internet jobs

Jobs for programmers - 6000 employers

Career Marketplace - Technical Jobs and Job Sites

Developers.Net - Great jobs & career information for developers. Over 30,000 jobs in a searchable database on this site!

High Tech Jobs Online

Society for Technical Communication

Computer Jobs


Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Vocational Information Center

Careers in Science & Engineering- A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond

Career Guide:  Decoding the Information Security Profession

Professional Association Links

Internet Society

Association for Women in Computing

Independent Computer Consultants Association

The System Administrators Guild

IEEE Computer Society

Computing Research Association


Progress Energy


Intelligent Information Systems (IIS)

Alcatel - Lucent Technologies



American Mathematical Society 

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Miscellaneous Resources

EarthWeb: Career Development & Technical Information

ComputerWorld Career News

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