Careers & Alumni

With a strong foundation in computer science, programming languages, and problem solving, you’ll be highly prepared for your future.

A Computer Science degree is a jumping off point for a career in almost any industry you can imagine. And because our world is so computer driven, Computer Science graduates are in high demand. Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent by 2028, adding more than half a million jobs nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In 2018 the national median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320, significantly higher than the $38,640 for all occupations.

And our graduates go on to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. HSU graduates have gone on to PhD programs at Notre Dame University and our alumni include a software engineer for BAE Systems, a DevOps engineer for Amazon Web Services, an operating systems analyst for HSU, and a software development engineer for Amazon. 

Related Job Titles

The following list is not meant to be all inclusive; many other job alternatives and titles may exist. Some require further education.

  • Application Developer
  • Commercial Banking Computer Programmer
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Game Developer, Designer & Artists
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Scientist & Database Administrator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Cryptologist
  • Data Mining Specialist
  • Database Developer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • GIS Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Information Systems Programmer
  • IS Network Administrator
  • Internet Professional
  • Interface Designer
  • IT Consultant
  • Medical Systems Administrator
  • National Security Analyst
  • Operations Research/Manager
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Telecommunication Designer
  • Web & Mobile Application
  • Developer
  • Web Architect
  • Visual Effects Artist

Possible Employers

Private

  • Accounting Firms
  • Banking Industry
  • Software Development Companies
  • Hardware Manufactures
  • Health Care Industry
  • Gaming Manufactures
  • BioTech Firms
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Cable Companies
  • Motion Pictures & TV Studios
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Research Institutions

State, County & Local Agencies

  • Food & Agriculture
  • Public Health Department
  • Medical Centers/Hospitals
  • Health Services Department
  • Information Technology Depts
  • College & Universities
  • Planning Depts.
  • Economic Development
  • Public Libraries
  • Employment & Training
  • Emergency Services
  • Assessors Office

Federal Agencies

  • Dept. of Defense
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Dept. of Commerce
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Natural Security Agency
  • Dept. of Agriculture
  • Dept. of Energy
  • Dept. of Justice
  • Homeland Security
  • Dept. of Transportation
  • Dept. of Labor
  • Dept. of Education
  • Dept. of State
  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Dept. of Treasury
  • Central Intelligence Agency

Marketable Skills

Communication

  • Communication with team members and end users
  • Giving effective presentations and product demos
  • Writing specific documentation

Technical Skills

  • Designing/Implementing/Testing software
  • Evaluating alternative solutions
  • Recognizing and solving computer security issues
  • Modeling and simulating real world activities

Problem-Solving

  • Assessing needs
  • Identifying relationships between problems an solutions
  • Breaking complex problems into componente parts

Organizational

  • Planning and managing projects
  • Working effectively and coordinating tasks
  • Integrating different approaches to projects