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When considering pursuing a college degree, it is important to learn what the chosen discipline can offer and the outlook of its job market. If you have found computing devices, ranging from personal computers to hand-held devices, indispensible in your life, maybe it is worth the time and effort to find out if computer science is for you and why it should be your first choice.
So, what is computer science? It is not just about keyboarding. It is in-depth study of computer technology, involving both hardware and software, to advance the development of all disciplines imaginable. This is what makes computer science such an exciting field!
So, what are the major fields that benefit from computer technology directly?
"The need for computing professionals and executives right here in the U.S. is growing as companies become more global. Almost every major challenge facing our world is turning to computing for a solution, from conquering disease to eliminating hunger, from improving education to protecting the environment."
The median wage for computer software engineers with a Bachelor's degree is estimated to be more than $51,540
Are you creative? Do you embrace challenges? Do you want to make a positive difference in the world? Do you want a high-paid job? If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, you should definitely consider computer science as your major. The Association for Computing Machinery has produced few excellent brochures to help you in making an informed decision.
The short answer is "No". Computer Science is about problem solving in all disciplines. It is not about what we use to solve a problem, but how we solve it systematically, even with just pencil and paper. Since many of the problems that computer scientists are interested in are large-scale real-world problems which may take hours, if not days, to solve manually, good programming skill is essential to efficiently automate the computation.
Researchers in scientific disciplinesâ€”such as geology, physics, and biologyâ€”increasingly rely on computational methodology to make advances in their respective fields of study by performing large-scale simulation and modeling. For example, geologists use computers to predict earthquakes, mathematical physicists use computers to model atomic dynamics, and neuroscientists use computers to study aging process and effects of prosthetic devices. Computer Science is the field that meets the computational needs, in terms of hardware and software, of all other scientific fields and its own.
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