Career Options

Studying in the computer science program provides students with a multidisciplinary skill set formed through courses in algorithm development, machine learning and data analysis, database design, web and mobile application development, UX design, and entrepreneurship. The computer science major allows students to have a solid foundation in data insights and exciting areas of technology. Additionally, applied programs include Software Engineering and Software Entrepreneurship, to prepare students for a meaningful, and well-rounded, career in technology.

Degree: B.S. in Computer Science

Potential Career Options in Computer Science

Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
(some occupations may require further education/licensure)

  • Actuary
  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Comptroller
  • Compiled Systems Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Controls Engineer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Database Administrator
  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Interface Programmer
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Mobile Games Engineer
  • Mobile Software Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Support Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Developer

Where are OSU Computer Science alumni working?

(Data obtained from LinkedIn)

Associate Software Engineer, PacificSource Health Plans
Quality Assurance Engineer, Electrical Geodesics, Inc.
Lead Software Developer, Quote Software
Application Engineer, IDX, LLC
Remote Product Specialist, Symantec
Technical SEO Lead, G5 Search Marketing
Software Engineer, CBT Nuggets
Web Designer, Juniper Web Designs
Application Developer, PeaceHealth
Software Architect, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Senior Application Developer, Bi-Mart Corporation
Controls Engineer, H2 PowerTech

Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?

Mazama Media
Vetor Remote Care
TDS Telecom
Alpine Internet
CBT Nuggets
Bend Park & Rec
Demand Energy
Laird Superfood
FiveTalent Software
Craft CMS
Tribe Pilot
Bellatrix Systems
KDE Direct
Tech Soft 3D
The Flybook
Shape Integrated Software
Neighbor Impact

Job Search

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry-specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Computer Science. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School & Professional Associations

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in Computer Science.

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources

Career Development Center

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