Computer science is the combination of math, science, and engineering. It is all about design, creativity, analysis, and problem-solving. It involves creating and building computer systems and applying algorithms to provide solutions to problems. At Pacific, you can further develop your computer science knowledge and skills by taking a concentration in Software Development, Graphics and Simulation, and Networking and Computer Security. Ultimately, if you like to solve puzzles then computer science is for you.
All indications suggest that the demand for computing professionals is on the rise and will continue to be strong. The Computer Science major prepares you for a career as a computer scientist or software developer with skills and experience in a variety of specializations or tracks. Choose from one of three concentrations to tailor our education to your interest:
- Software Development
- Graphics and Simulation
- Networking and Computer Security
Earn While You Learn
Pacific's computer science students earn, on average, $18-20 per hour at paid-internships with industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, NVIDIA, Hewlett Packard, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.
Exceptional Professional Outlook
Starting salaries for Pacific computer science graduates average over $14,000 higher than the national average. Job opportunities in computing careers are expected to be among the fastest growing through 2014. Computer Scientists are also some of the best paid professionals in the workforce today.
With Pacific's five-year Blended Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program, you can increase your earning potential $10,000 - $12,000 per year. Pacific's Master's Degree Program allows students to begin graduate course work during their senior year at Pacific, completing both degrees in a total of five years!