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.

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Computer Science*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Potential Career Paths in Computer Science

  • Application Analyst - As an application analyst you'll combine the maintenance of IT services with working face-to-face users who need your technical support. Application analysts administrate, monitor, and maintain software infrastructures and applications. 
  • Computer Programmer - Computer programmers write the code that allows all computer applications to run. They are responsible for the millions of lines of code it takes to run everything from our phones to satellites to EKG machines. 
  • Computer Support Specialist - Support specialists analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. 
  • Data Analyst - Data analysts are in charge of producing and tracking key performance indicators. Additionally, they gather, understand, and document business requirements using a variety of tools and techniques. Additionally, data analysts manipulate, analyze, and interpret complex datasets relating to the business they work for. 
  • Data Engineer - Data engineering is the practice of designing and building systems for collecting, storing, and analyzing data at scale. They work in a variety of settings to build systems that collect, manage, and convert raw data into usable information for data scientists and business analysts to interpret. Their ultimate goal is to make data accessible so that organizations can use it to evaluate and optimize their performance.
  • Data Scientist- Utilize a combination of analytic, machine learning, data mining, coding, and statistical skills to explain the significance and understanding of large amounts of data. 
  • Database Administrator - Database administrators oversee an organization's information, and walk the fine line between optimizing data accessibility for the firm and defending digital property from hackers. Generally speaking, they protect existing databases by backing them up and developing airtight internal security measures. 
  • Hardware Engineer - Computer hardware engineers design, implement, and test the hardware and systems that optimize a computer's performance. Through their vision and work, they influence the direction of computer technology development. 
  • IT Architect - IT architects are highly skilled developers who envision, design, and provide the foundation for new and improved information management and communication networks. They lead teams and work with designers and developers to create organizational systems that make information retrieval and use simple. 
  • IT Consultant- Consultants work with a variety of clients and advise them on how to best use information technology to meet their business objectives and overcome obstacles. Consultants meet with clients, define project scopes, travel to customer sites, analyze IT requirements, and develop solutions to problems. Additionally, consultants help with the implementation of new systems in a business. 
  • IT Project Manager - Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.
  • Machine Learning Engineer (Artificial Intelligence)- is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. A branch of AI, it is based on the idea that systems can learn from code and data, identify patterns, and make decisions with minimal human intervention.
  • Network Administrator - Network administrators act as the chief operating officers of computer networks. They play a pivotal role within companies and organizations, handling day-to-day operations while monitoring both local area networks and wide area networks and their related equipment. 
  • Product Manager - Product managers are responsible for managing and guiding a product through its entire life cycle.
  • Security Analyst - Security analysts protect an organization's computer network from cyber threats and security breaches through defense planning and incident response. 
  • Software Developer/Engineer - Software developers create and maintain computer programs. They are the creative masterminds that give us systems to run devices and computer-related tasks. Software developers specialize in either applications or systems software. 
  • Systems Analyst - Systems analysts evaluate an organization's computer systems and processes to help clients operate their businesses more efficiently. Most analysts conduct in-depth system testing, research emerging technologies, and prepare cost analysis reports for clients. 
  • Systems Architect - Systems architects design and develop solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. 
  • Systems Manager - Computer and information systems managers oversee and coordinate an organization's IT operations. Depending on the organization and the individual's specific title, a system manager's duties may range from running a single IT department to overseeing all decision pertaining to a company's use of technology. 
  • UX Engineer - A user experience (UX) engineer builds and designs digital products like websites and apps while using UX principles. UX engineers generally deal with the front end of these products—the user-facing parts that people interact with, like the buttons, layouts, and flow of the interfaces. They may work on both engineering teams or design teams, or act as liaisons between the two.
  • Web Developer - Web developers design and code the websites we use every day. They are responsible for a site's visual presentation, interactive features, capacity, and backend structure.


When should I start looking for jobs/internships? The tech industry has two main recruitment seasons- September/October and January/February. May graduates are encouraged to recuit during both seasons, especially fall. To support your search, the UGA Career Center hosts the Engineering & Computer Science fairs in September and January/February every year. To see the specific dates, look on Handshake

What skills should I emphasize with employers? Your technical skills are valuable, but don't forget about your soft skills! Remember that programming languages can be taught, but it's much harder to teach someone skills like communication, work ethic, and leadership. Look here to see a list of skills employers and graduate schools value. 

What should a computer science resume look like? A computer science resume typically follows a standard resume formatting. To see a good example, check out the UGA Career Center resume samples.

What are cover letters? Why do I need to write them? A cover letter is a business letter written to the employer that explains why you are qualified and a good fit for their open position. It accompanies your resume when you apply for a job. While your resume is an overview of your experiences, a cover letter directly address how those experiences have qualified you for the role. The cover letter “builds the bridge” between your resume and the position description so that there is no miscommunication regarding your qualifications. For example, “My experience in ____ and ___ have directly prepared me for this role.” Good cover letters are tailored to the job you are applying to. Even if a cover leter is not required for a role, submitting one demonstrates your initiative and excitement about the role. To see a breakdown of a good cover letter, check here

Are internships important? Internships are great tools to help you achieve your goals for full-time employment. Computer Science students typically complete an internship the summer before their final year, but you are welcome to search for an internship earlier if you would like. While they are excellent tools, they are not prerequisites for the workforce. You can demonstrate your skills and experiences through other mediums, like class and/or independent projects, part-time jobs, student leadership, and more. 

How can I meet with my career consultant for a one-on-one appointment? You can schedule an appointment with your career consultant by calling 706-254-3375 or logging in to Handshake. On Handshake, click on "Career Center" and then "Appointments." 

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 

Major/Industry Specific

Professional Associations/Resources

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - Association for Computing Machinery • Association for Information Systems • Association for Women in Computing • Computing Research Association • Information Systems Security Association • Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals • International Game Developers Association • Internet Society • Mass Technology Leadership Council • Software & Information Industry Association • Storage Networking Industry Association

COMPANY & SALARY RESEARCH - Career Bliss • GlassDoor •

LINKEDIN GROUPS - Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords.  Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page. 

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Computer Science majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
402d Software Engineering Group - Robins AFB Computer Scientist
Accenture Technology Analyst
ADP Cybersecurity Analyst
ADP Application Developer
ADP Application Developer
ADP Associate Application Developer
ADP Associate Application Developer
ADVA Software Engineer
Advanced Office Software Sales Software Engineer
Amazon Software Engineer
Amazon Software Development Engineer
AmZetta Technologies Software Developer
Apple Inc. Software Engineer
Apptega Database Administrator
AT&T Systems and DevOps Engineer
AT&T TDP Software Engineer
AT&T Software Engineer
AT&T TDP Software Engineer
AT&T Software Developer
AT&T Junior Software Engineer
AT&T Software Engineer
AT&T Technology Development Program Engineer I
Atlassian Associate Product Manager
Barrow County School District Multi-Media Production Coordinator
Black Knight Financial Services Software Developer
Cap't Loui Manager
Capgemini Software Consultant
Capital One Software Engineer
CapTech Associate Consultant
CGI Consultant and Software Developer
Cognizant Healthcare Analyst
Cognizant Associate Full Stack Software Engineer
Cox Cloud Software Engineer
Credera Technical Solutions Software Engineer
Credera Technology Solutions Consultant
Credera Technology Solutions Practice Consultant
Deloitte Information Technology Business Analyst
Digital Agent, LLC Information Technology Engineer
Elavon Associate Software Developer
Equifax Cyber Security Associate
EY Technology Consultant
Fannie Mae Associate Software Engineer
FAST Enterprises, LLC Technology Team Member
Fiserv Software Architecture Developer
Fiserv Technology Analyst
Freddie Mac Software Developer Analyst
Games And Virtual Environments Lab (GAVEL) Virtual Reality Development Intern
Global Payments Inc. Software Engineer II
Goldman Sachs Engineering Analyst
Goldman Sachs Software Engineering Analyst
Google Software Engineer
Hatched Junior Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software Engineer
Honeywell IT Specialist
Ideas United Web Developer
Infor Associate Software Engineer
Intuites Data Insights Analyst
K-12 Solutions Group Software Engineer
Keller Williams Realty Real Estate Agent
KPMG Low Code Advisory Associate
KPMG Advisory Associate
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Software Developer I
Lockheed Martin Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer
Macy's Technology Software Engineer
Macy's Technology Cybersecurity Analyst
MagMutual Lead Software Developer
Manhattan Associates Research Development Software Engineer
Manhattan Associates Software Analyst
Manhattan Associates Software Analyst
Manhattan Associates Software Analyst
Manhattan Associates Cloud Analyst
Manhattan Associates PSO Consultant
Mastercard Engineer
MathWorks Software Engineer
Microsoft Technical Program Manager
Nagarro Software Developer
NCR Corporation Software Developer
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
NCR Corporation Software Support Engineer I
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
New York Public Radio Platform Engineer
OXOS Medical Machine Learning Intern
Palantir Technologies Software Engineer
Perficient Associate Technical Consultant
Pond & Company Systems Analyst
PowerPlan Technical Analyst
Principal Financial Group Information Security Engineer
Prophecy Games Gameplay Programmer
Prophecy Games Gameplay Programmer
Protiviti Technology Consultant
Protiviti Technology Consulting Associate
Protiviti Technology Consultant
Publicis Sapient Junior Software Engineer
Publicis Sapient Software Engineer
PwC Consultant
RF Labs Lead Engineer
RK&K Water Resources Engineer
Salesforce Software Engineer
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC Computer Engineer
Sharp Hue Software Developer
Southwest Research Institute Computer Scientist
Southwest Research Institute Computer Scientist
SplashBI Software Engineer
SRNS Software Engineer
State Farm Account Manager
TDI Analyst
The Home Depot User Experience Designer
The Walt Disney Company Associate Software Engineer
The Weather Company, an IBM Business Software Engineer
United States Air Force Information Technology Specialist & Applications Developer
United States Air Force Computer Scientist
United States Air Force Software Engineer
United States Air Force Computer Scientist
United States Air Force Software Engineer
UnitedHealth Group Software Engineer
University of Georgia Franklin College IT Professional Associate
University of Georgia CAES Solutions Architect Associate
University of Georgia DAR Gift Data Analyst
University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology IT Paraprofessional
UPS Systems Programming Analyst
UPS ISM Intern
USAA Software Engineer III
Vanguard Application Engineer
WebstaurantStore Software Engineer
Wieden + Kennedy Digital Retoucher
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*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Computer Science majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Clemson University Digital Production Arts, MFA
Cornell University Computer Science, MEng
Georgia Institute of Technology Computational Science and Engineering, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science, MS
Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science, MS
Harvard University Computational Science and Engineering, MS
Kennesaw State University Computer Science, MS
New York University Computer Engineering, MS
University of Georgia Computer Science, MS
University of Georgia Computer Science, MS
University of Georgia Computer Science, MS
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Data Science and Business Analytics, MS
University of Georgia Journalism & Mass Communication, MA
University of Georgia Artificial Intelligence, MS
University of Georgia Artificial Intelligence, MS
University of Georgia Artificial Intelligence, MS
University of Rochester Computer Science, MS
* denotes no responses received.