Choosing Computer Science at UW Oshkosh

There are many good reasons for choosing a computing major. The present employment outlook is excellent:

BEST JOB

CareerCast, a nation-wide job service recently conducted a study and reached the conclusion that software engineer is the best job of 2017.  

According to the study, “computer jobs and healthcare also dominate the best jobs of 2017. At No. 4, Information Security Analyst is the highest rated technology field of the 2017 Jobs Rated report, but it’s not alone in the Top 10. Software Engineer has been a mainstay on the annual best jobs rankings, and maintains a place at No. 8. Small wonder with a $100,690 annual median salary and growth outlook of 17%.”

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A COMPUTER SCIENTIST

The perspective of Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo, may surprise you.

SECOND HIGHEST AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

 

According to a 2018 Winter Salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers

“Computer science graduates earn the second highest average starting salary at the bachelor’s-degree level. The wide variety of career paths in computer science also offers an opportunity to work with others to solve interesting problems while making a meaningful contribution to science, business, and society.”

GROWTH BY 24 PERCENT FROM 2008-2018

According to the national Bureau of Labor Statistics,

“Employment of computer scientists is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Computer Science Department

Halsey Science, Room 229B
(920) 424-2068
Contact us

Office Hours: Spring 2020
Mary Margaret Hollstein

Academic Department Associate
MTu 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WF 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
hollsteinm@uwosh.edu

George Thomas
Department Chair
Halsey Science 218
MW 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TuTh 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
or by appointment.
cschair@uwosh.edu