What Can You Do With Computer Science?

Computer Science aims to solve problems by using one of the modern world’s most powerful tools: computers. Computer science requires complex critical thinking and an understanding of computers and computer languages. Today, computer science is a rapidly evolving discipline that affects almost every industry and problem in the world.

With such far-reaching impact and cross-industry application, the career outlook for computer science graduates is promising. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), occupations in computer and information technology will grow faster than the average for all occupations at least through 2026, with over 555,000 jobs being added in that timeframe. The demand for computer scientists means our graduates, like Josh Medernach, who joined GE’s Digital Technology Leadership Program, or Kristen Barrett, who joined the national technology consulting firm Pariveda Solutions, will continue to find fulfilling careers in the industries of their choice well into the future.

An LSU Computer Science degree will set you apart. We pride ourselves in providing our students with an holistic education focusing on current trends and topics; stellar academic, financial, and career coaching and support; and access to a wide variety of opportunities, including student organizations, career fairs, and other events.

To get a taste of the opportunities available to our students both in and out of the classroom, check out the curriculum flowcharts available here and the student stories found on the official LSU Computer Science blog CodeItUp.