The current demand in the U.S. and the Carolinas for college graduates with computing degrees is very high, and demand is expected to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Computer software engineers are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the 2004-14 period.” Media organizations such as Money Magazine and CNN consistently rate several computing careers in their annual lists of “Best Jobs.”
Graduates from Winthrop’s computer science program are highly recruited. Many of our computer information systems graduates go to work for financial institutions in the Charlotte area. While some computer science graduates elect to further their education via graduate school, most of our computer science graduates either take positions in the IT departments of large to small corporations, or they go to work for regionally located software development companies. Starting job titles include software programmer, systems analyst, network manager, database designer, and software testing specialist. Our graduates regularly earn excellent starting salaries.