UGA Specific Information for Computer Science

Computer Science deals with the logical and mathematical foundations of computing and how to implement problem solutions as programs in a computer language. The computer science curriculum covers the design principles of key computing technologies such as hardware, operating systems, database systems, networks, graphics, and artificial intelligence.This major prepares its graduates to provide technical support for computer operations and to develop new computer hardware and software systems. With this major, students can look forward to working with major computer manufacturers, software development corporations, the communications industry and consulting firms.

Employers Hiring UGA Computer Science for the Class of 2016*

Acuity Brands | C.I. Actuation | Capgemini | CareerBuilder.com | Caterpillar Inc. | Citadel LLC | Clearleap, Inc. | Cogent Education | Comet Global Consulting | CSX Corporation | Daugherty Business Solutions | Digital Element | Digital Insight | Fast Enterprises, LLC | General Motors Company | Hegemony Software | Intelligent Global Solutions | Izenda, Inc. | JH Media Group | John Deere | Liberty Mutual Group | Macy’s, Inc. | Microsoft Corporation | Newton County School District | On-Line Instrument Systems, Inc. | Oracle Corporation | Perficient, Inc. | Possible Mobile | Red Clay Consulting | Relus Technologies | SAS Institute Inc. | Seller Labs | Square Engineering | State Farm | Systematrix Solutions | Taskstream | Technical Innovation, A Diversified Company | Texas RT Systems, LLC | The University of Georgia | Tri-Global Technologies, LLC | United States Navy | USA Badminton

Job Titles of UGA Computer Science Majors for the Class of 2016*

Application Analyst | Application Analyst Associate | Associate Consultant | Business Analyst | Business Intelligence Data Analyst | Cloud Support and Automation | Computer Programmer | Computer Scientist | Consultant | Data Analyst | Database Software Engineer | Executive Development Program Analyst | Implementation Consultant | Information Services Analyst | Integration Engineer | Interaction Designer | iOS Developer | IT Analyst | IT Leadership Development Associate | IT Operations Engineer | Junior Programmer | Police Dept Security Analyst Specialist | Premier Field Engineer | Quality Assurance Analyst | School of Social Work Software Developer | Security Consultant | Software Developer | Software Engineer | Software Engineering Systems Information Technology Specialist | Support Engineer | Teacher | Technical Consultant | Web Developer

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Computer Science Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia State University | The University of Georgia

UGA Computer Science Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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Additional Resources: 

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

  • Develop your own website/portfolio to display your work: code, projects, apps and other professional examples.
  • Stay up to date on new and emerging trends in your field(s) of interest. Visit the links above for more information.
  • Join a professional association related to your field of interest; example: if you are interested in information security, consider joining the Information Systems Security Association. See the previous section for a list of suggested professional associations.
  • Be aware that computer science is math heavy. You could consider adding a math minor.
  • It is essential to get involved in campus activities and internships to further develop soft skills. It is usually soft skills that prevent some students from easily finding employment, not technical skills.
  • Gain additional certifications and training. You can access Lynda.com and Skillsoft to receive free training on the MyUGA webpage. 

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET - View the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to work in specific career fields. 
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Find information on different career paths, the education and training required, and the future outlook on the field. 
  • Career Insider: Vault Guides - Vault is one of the world's leading sources of Career Intelligence. View guides on specific career fields, information on employers, and job/internship openings. Enter your 810/811 to access. 
  • Candid Career - Access thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals in a variety of career fields. Enter your 810/811 to access. 
  • Career Cornerstone Center - Career planning resources for STEM fields

Employment Websites

GENERAL: 

  • Handshake - Login with your UGA myID and password to view thousands of jobs/internships from employers looking for UGA students
  • LinkedIn - Network with professionals and view job openings
  • GoinGlobal - Job/internship openings in countries abroad as well as country career guides providing information about finding employment in other countries. 
  • Idealist - Nonprofit Jobs
  • Indeed - General job search engine
  • USAJobs - Federal Jobs
  • The Vault - Industry guides, jobs, and internships

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