On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Computer Science majors, skills Computer Science majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Computer Science program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Computer Science include:

  • Actuary
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Information Scientist
  • Lead Programmer
  • Software Engineer

Career-Related Skills

  • Problem Solving: Computer Science students have the ability to identify a problem, recognize its source, evaluate hidden assumptions, and develop a new solution.
  • Analytical Thinking: Computer Science students learn to create and evaluate logical arguments, as well as to generate new ideas.
  • Patience & Attention to Detail: Computer Science majors learn to pay attention to all of the small details of a program so that it will run properly. Patience is developed by reworking programs that do not work correctly.

Career-Related Web Sites

Computer Jobs Store - Job search database that caters to jobs in the computer science industry.

Computing Research Association - Resources for those interested in working in computing research.

IEEE Computer Society - Membership opportunities that give you access to publications, conferences, job openings, and a digital library.

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers - Professional organization for the advancement of technology.

IT World Career News - News, blogs, and business insight relating to the Information Technology field.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - Gain insight about careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and health care.

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.