Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree opens doors in a variety of industries, including professional, scientific and technical services, manufacturing, finance and insurance, information services, administrative support services, and consulting. Computer skills are also needed in large numbers in many other industries from retail, healthcare, education, local, state and federal government agencies, transportation, and others.

NU’s computer science degree is designed to put you on the path to a successful, in-demand career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,* employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. Furthermore, the BLS notes that the median annual wage for computer and information research scientists was $131,490 in May 2021.

Employers in this field are looking for skills in communications, management, leadership,
information technology, operations, infrastructure, problem-solving, integration, troubleshooting, innovation, planning, research, mentorship, consulting, customer service, and Microsoft Office proficiency.

Graduates of NU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program can pursue a wide range of careers,** including:

  • Software Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Network Engineers
  • Solutions Architects
  • Java Developers

Learn more about the career opportunities and benefits from earning your degree in computer science by reading NU’s article: Which Computer Science Career is Right for Me?

*SOURCE: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-and-information-research-scientists.htm

**SOURCE: Emsi Labor Analyst- Report. Emsi research company homepage at https://www.economicmodeling.com/company/ (Report viewed: April 21, 2022). DISCLAIMER: The data provided is for Informational purposes only. Emsi data and analysis utilizes government sources to provide insights on industries, demographics, employers, in-demand skills, and more to align academic programs with labor market opportunities. Cited projections may not reflect local or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth. Current and prospective students should use this data with other available economic data to inform their educational decisions.

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