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Graduates of ODU's Computer Science program are prepared for a variety of career paths, including systems development, web development, technology management, teaching, and robotics, as well as for graduate 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 Computer Science include:
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer & Information Research Scientist
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network & Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer