Majoring in Computer Science Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Majoring in Computer Science
A look at undergraduate studies in computer science.
# 148527 | 2,040 words | 1 source | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Education (Higher) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper looks at the pros and cons of majoring in computer science by assessing both positive and negative aspects associated with a professional career in this field. It also discusses the qualities and skill set necessary to specialize in this field as an undergraduate. Additionally, the paper addresses the current job market for computer science majors and the outlook for the future. Finally, the paper explores what the workplace is like for one of these recent graduates, highlighting communication problems between technical and non-technical staff.

From the Paper:

"To begin with, it is important to note that choosing a program of study is a complex decision that should be based on rational criteria such as skills and competences. A future student must first do some self-assessment in order to understand him/herself, and this way, achieve a better understanding of their goals as well as the way to reach them. This process should include questions regarding one's interests, preferred activities, skills, abilities and career goals. Information is key in making such an important decision. One should gather valuable information related to the list of possible majors, and make a decision based on whether or not that major matches one's selection criteria. Of course, things are rarely this easy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Computer Software Engineers, on the Internet at <> (visited May 11, 2009).

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