Computer Science is a very broad field that offers a wide array of opportunities for rewarding and well paid careers. Winthrop offers its computing majors many gratifying opportunities to engage with their field of study in ways that deepen students' knowledge and abilities.
Recent graduates from Winthrop's B.S. in Computer Science degree program have careers in each of these areas.
The job outlook continues to be very strong for computing careers in the Carolinas and the Southeastern US. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Tomorrow's Jobs.
"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."
For the last several years, over 90% of Winthrop Computer Science graduates who are not pursuing graduate degrees have obtained well paying full-time employment in their chosen field within one month of graduation. Some graduates go to work for large corporations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield in Columbia, SC, and Bank of America in Charlotte, NC. Other graduates elect to take positions with small companies, regional software development companies, or government agencies. Starting salaries for our graduates are typically about $48,000.
For more information about Winthrop's computing programs, contact the computer science department chair, Dr. Stephen Dannelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.