Careers in Computer Science

Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests, and values that match their own.

Prepared for Anything

Forget about scrolling through a list of careers computer science majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you’re passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately, will help you find a rewarding profession. Check out recent jobs computer science majors have landed.

Skills You Will Gain as a Computer Science Major

  • Conceptualizing complex systems
  • Testing solutions
  • Reasoning algorithmically
  • Describing technical information to a non-technical person
  • Coordinating tasks
  • Paying attention to detail
  • Developing and writing research proposals
  • Utilizing formulas
  • Seeing relationships among factors
  • Designing and using computer simulations
  • Reviewing scientific literature
  • Drawing meaningful conclusions

Graduate School

Successful involvement in undergraduate level research is one of the best predictors that a student will flourish in graduate school. Recent computer science students have been accepted to some of the best schools in the country.

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Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.

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