What You Can Do with Your Computer Science Degree

  • Tom Taylor

    Thomas Taylor ’13, BS in Computer Science, works at Punchkick Interactive, a mobile marketing agency in Chicago, Illinois. His IUP education gave him the knowledge he needs to do his work. “I took an independent study in iOS development, which was really my first exposure to developing apps with the iOS platform in which my job rests today.”

    Speak the language of global innovation—and reap the benefits

    As an IUP graduate, you’ll be qualified to accept employment in a wide variety of disciplines. The need for business applications will continue to grow, as will programming and systems analysis. Development of computer software is a never-ending area of interest, and scientific and applied mathematical programming will flourish in a multitude of industries. Pick your path.


    With a BA or BS in Computer Science, you will have plenty of career options and arenas:

    • Government agencies: Department of Defense, District Attorney Office, and others
    • Software architect
    • Mobile application developer
    • Computer systems engineer
    • Systems analyst
    • Database administrator
    • Network systems and data communication analyst
    • Big data analytics
    • Healthcare IT specialist
    • Game design and simulation developer
    • Software engineer
    • Systems programmer
    • Scientific and applied mathematical programmer
    • Quality assurance specialist
    • Educator

    Path to higher degrees

    With your BS or BA in computer science from IUP, you are in an excellent position to pursue higher degrees:

    • MS in Computer Science
    • PhD in Computer Science