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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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