Computer Science Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in computer science can open doors to a variety of careers. Computer science is a fast-growing sector of the economy. The Department of Labor Statistics projects that there will be 557,100 new jobs in computer science between 2016 and 2026, a 13 percent increase. The vast majority of these jobs only require a bachelor’s degree. According to the 2008 ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curriculum Guidelines (p. 13), the number of computer science graduates in the U.S. have fallen significantly since 2001 and many positions in this sector are not being filled. Therefore, there is a significant market for computer science majors. A liberal arts education provides excellent flexibility and ability to learn, which are necessary in this quick-changing area, as well as communication skills in jobs that are increasingly team-based and interact with clients.

Most computer science alumni work as software engineers, software developers, web developers or related work in computer science or information technology. Others serve as attorneys, educators, entrepreneurs and youth pastors.

Where They Work

  • Computer Science Corporation
  • Department of Defense
  • Goodville Mutual
  • IBM
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Minolta
  • PPL
  • Raytheon
  • SIL
  • Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Wycliffe

Grad Schools Attended

  • Boston College
  • Harvard University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Pittsburgh University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Washington State University
  • University of Rochester