Message from the Computer Science Division Chair
Change the World with a Computer Science Degree
Do you want to make a difference in other people’s lives? Do you want to make the world a better place to live and work? Save the environment? Find cures for devastating diseases? Make groundbreaking discoveries in developing clean and sustainable energy?
Can you think of any walk of human endeavor that is not impacted by computers and software technologies? In fact, our civilization runs on computer software. From agriculture, weather prediction, aircraft design and manufacturing, power generation, robotic surgery, mars rovers, drug discovery, animation and movie making, to smart phones critically depend on computers. Your phone has multiple embedded computers and a modern car has over thirty of them.
Computer Science is not about programming. Computer Science is making a difference in the society through creative problem solving using the enormous power of modern computers.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science is one of the top 10 fastest growing major occupational groups 2010 – 2020. There are 150,000+ job openings in computing annually – 22% job growth rate. By 2020, 1 in every 2 jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will be in computing. In other words, out of 9.2 million STEM jobs in 2020, half of them (4.6 million) will be in computing.
Whether your life’s mission is to make the world a better place or you seek a fulfilling and financially rewarding career, Computer Science is the place to be. You can pretty much find a job anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
We also offer a graduate degree in Information Systems — Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS). This degree provides advanced computing knowledge and skills needed to develop data-intensive, high performance-driven scientific and business applications and software systems.
Marshall University Computer Science program has exceptional track record in placing students in industry and graduate programs upon successful completion of degree programs. Our students are employed in diverse industries across the country including the United States Treasury, WV State, FBI, JP Morgan Chase, Amazon, Lockheed Martin, Nationwide Insurance, IBM, AT&T, GE, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Inco Alloys.
Our class sizes are small and students receive individual attention. Freshmen classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. We provide a stimulating learning environment to help achieve your full potential.
In 2015, we will be moving into our new home — a $50-million building which is under construction now. We invite you to visit us, talk to current students and faculty, find out about exciting student activities, and resources for learning and research.
Find out more about what it is like to be a Computer Science professional by watching this short video (5 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nKIu9yen5nc
Look at these slides if you want detailed information about Computer Science job growth forecast by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
We want to help you become a Computer Science professional. Call us at 304–696–5450 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to explore Computer Science as a career option.
Venkat Gudivada, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair – Weisberg Division of Computer Science