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Software Engineers are needed in all types of companies, from small software start-ups to giant industries such as government, healthcare and banking. ODU students will also be prepared to continued their studies at the master’s or doctoral level.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has forecast that of the 30 fastest-growing professional occupations between 2008 and 2018, some of the fastest growing jobs are in the field of computer science:
  • Network Systems & Data Communications Analyst, #2 fastest growing job with 53% growth
  • Computer Software Engineer/Applications, #15 fastest with 34% growth
  • Computer Software Engineer/Systems, #24 fastest with 30% growth


Career opportunities with a degree in Software Engineering include:
  • Computer Applications Software Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Software Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst/Manager
  • Web Designer or Developer