Careers in Computer Science

COM S 203

Offered during Fall and Spring Semesters each year.

  1. Credits and contact hours: R credits, 1.5 contact hours
  2. Instructor's or course coordinator's name: Simanta Mitra
  3. Text book, title, author, and year: None required
  4. Other supplemental materials: None

Specific Course Information

  1. Brief description of the content of the course: Computer science as a profession. Introduction to career fields open to computer science majors. Relationship of coursework to careers. Presentations by computer science professionals. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.
  2. Prerequisites or co-requisites: None
  3. Required, elective, or selected elective? Required

Specific goals for the course

  1. Specific outcomes of instruction:
  • Students understand what options are available to help them as they move through the computer science program
  • Employers talk about their companies and also the professional responsibilities they expect from interns and employees (4)

Brief list of topics to be covered

  • Company presentations
  • What it means to be a computer scientist at respective companies