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Computer Science touches every aspect of modern life, from education to business, finance to sports, and medicine to entertainment.
Why Study Computer Science: Computers are an integral part of our lives. Understanding how they work and learning new ways to automate everyday activities are valuable skills. Prepare for the future with a degree in Computer Science. The GPC Computer Science program gives you solid coursework that meets the requirements of most four-year institutions, guaranteed transfer to dozens of four-year institutions with the TAG program, offers scholarships and stipends, including minority scholar programs such as LSAMPand MESA. GPC’s robotics team consistently places in the top three in the Association for Computing Machinery SE Regional Robotics Competition.
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Potential Careers: Computer Science consistently earns a top job rating. Software engineers are high on the list of “Best Jobs,” and five of the fastest growing occupations require a degree in Computer Science. Computer experts are employed in almost all industries, and academic degree requirements vary. Average annual income for computer specialists in 2009 was $78,010.
Computer science opens the door to a host of engineering jobs, as well as occupations such as::
Computer graphics artist
Video game designer
Computer security specialist
For additional potential salary and job information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Top 10 Reasons to Choose Computer Science
Computing is part of everything we do.
Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
Computing enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
Computing offers a variety of lucrative careers.
Computing jobs are not limited by geography.
Expertise in computing enhances your performance, regardless of career choice.
Computing offers opportunities for creativity and innovation.
Computing involves collaborative work and individual effort.
Computing is an essential part of a well-rounded academic preparation.
Future opportunities in computing have no boundaries.
*Excerpted from the Association of Computing Machinery website. Visit the site for more information about careers in Computer Science.