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Computer Science

Longwood offers a competitive and diverse Computer Science program, providing sound background and specific courseware relevant to the workplace post-graduation. Computer science offers a wide variety of well-paying jobs in today's job market. Longwood's Computer Science program ranks well above average compared to other schools across the country, with a ranking in the top 20% nationally on the 2004 Major Field Achievement Test. Whether working as a web master or teaching future computer scientists, a wide range of jobs exists for Longwood Computer Science Majors.

Bill Gates- "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."

Career Fields associated with Computer Science Majors:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Data-Entry Manager
  • Computer-Aided Designer
  • Data Processing Department Manager
  • Computer Animator
  • Electronic Data Processing Auditor
  • Computer Applications Engineer
  • Electronic Data Processing Trainer
  • Computer Operator
  • Educator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Computer Science Engineer
  • Hardware Sales Person
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Hardware Service Person
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Magnetic Media Librarian
  • Data Base Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Data Base Manager
  • Media Center Manager
  • Data-Entry Equipment Operator
  • Operations Manager
  • Robotics Technician
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Package Developer
  • Software Sales Person
  • Statistician
  • Systems Consultant
  • Software Package Marketer
  • Technical Writer
  • Systems Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Word Processor



Related Skills:

  • Ability to cope with constant change
  • Ability to analyze, make appropriate decisions and solve problems
  • Ability to organize and think logically
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking
  • Aptitude for abstract reasoning, keen observation and intense concentration
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to operate, use and problem-solve as it relates to computers
  • Proficiency for accurate details
  • Understanding of computer language, equipment and applications programs
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to understand and practically apply information derived from technical manuals and related materials

Personal attributes associated with Computer Science:

  • Achievement
  • Skill
  • Continuous Intellectual Growth
  • Objectivity
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for gadgetry
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Sensitivity to multiple perspectives
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Thoroughness


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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.