Choose Computer Science at UWF

The Department of Computer Science collaborates with various local, regional, and national Information Technology (IT) companies. As a result, many CS department graduate and undergraduate students finish at the University of West Florida with experiences that prepare them for better positions in the job market.

"Employment in professional, scientific, and technical services will grow by 28.8 percent and add 2.1 million new jobs by 2016. Employment in computer systems design and related services will grow by 38.3 percent and add nearly one-fourth of all new jobs in professional, scientific, and technical services. Employment growth will be driven by the increasing reliance of businesses on information technology and the continuing importance of maintaining system and network security. Management, scientific, and technical consulting services also will grow at a staggering 78 percent and account for another third of growth in this supersector. Demand for these services will be spurred by the increased use of new technology and computer software and the growing complexity of business." [1]
Computer science related jobs are on the list of the top 30 occupations with the largest employment! [2]

OccupationEmployment Change 
  2006 2016 Number in thousands Percent
Computer software engineers, applications 507 733 +226 +44.6%
Computer systems analysts 504 650 +146 +29.0%
Network systems and data communications analysts 262 402 +140 +53.4%

In order to meet new technological challenges in Spring 2010 we are moved to a new complex for science and engineering. The supermodern facility is one of the first of its kind. It hosts programs in Computer Science, Physics, Computer and Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics and Statistics. The new interdisciplinary approach will be emphasized for integrated problem solving with projects in robotics, cyber security, energy independence, and more.

Computer Science...your ticket to keeping up with the fast-paced development of technology in our world!

[1] Bureau of Labor Statistics - http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco2003.htm 
[2] Bureau of Labor Statistics -http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.t05.htm

Career Opportunities

Applications Programmer
Database Administrator
Database Analyst
Forensic Specialist
Network Administrator
Programmer
Project Manager
Scientific Engineer
Software Engineer
Systems Architect
Web Developer

Career Websites

Computing Careers
Women in Computing

 

 

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