Embrace the World of Computer Science

at Shawnee State University


Students will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities, including as a software developer, computer or systems analyst, or data scientist. Students are also prepared for further education in master’s or doctoral programs expanding career options.

Your Future is Bright

The U.S. Department of Labor projects jobs in the Computer Science industry will have a faster-than-average projected growth (>8%) in the U.S. in the next decade. Defined as a “New & Emerging” operation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 100,000 or more job openings in between now and 2031.

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Want to talk to an advisor about career options or to learn more about what it’s like to be a Computer Science major?

Contact Professor Duane Skaggs at or (740) 351-3466.

Be Prepared for your Future

Computer Science majors complete a wide variety of courses in computing, mathematics, science, and the humanities. CS majors will take several courses in different areas of mathematics and can easily complete a minor in mathematics if they choose.

Median salary is $136,620 per year.

Information on occupational outlook and opportunities can be found at the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What types of problems does Computer Science consider?

  • Which problems can be solved?
  • If a problem can be solved, then can it be solved using a computer?
  • If a problem can be solved using a computer, then what is the best solution?
  • How do we know that a computer program always gives the correct answer?
  • How do we compare solutions to know that one solution is better than another?
  • Are there problems that cannot be solved?
  • What do we do when we are faced with an intractable or unsolvable problem?
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