Why Computer Science?

October 18th, 2019 | 3 min
By:  Jessie DeLouis Jessie DeLouis profile  

It started in 1962 at Purdue University, the precursor to the Digital Age, when the first Department of Computer Science was established. Computer Science is the most versatile and innovative fields today. In simple terms, those who major in computer science use technology to solve problems. Computer science impacts everything. Yes, everything in society today. Most industries rely on data and software programs developed by computer science graduates. The Computer Science curriculum is constantly evolving and adapting to the latest innovative technology. In four years at a university, a computer science major will hardly touch half of the material in their field. It is next to impossible to fit into four years of curriculum. In order to bridge the gap between academia and applied Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave Computer Science a college of its own. With education shifting to technological fields, MIT aims to offer its students dual degrees and integrate computing into departments across the university. With technology in the driver’s seat, it is looking like other higher education institutions will soon follow MIT. To accommodate the increase in technology in our world today, higher education must adapt to fill the void of much needed computer scientists. Although a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science is not easy, it is rewarding. With advancing technology, the demand for Computer Science Majors only rises. Whether advancing transportation, healthcare, or an entrepreneur of your own business like our co-founders, a degree in Computer Science has endless opportunities.



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