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What can I do with a major in Computer Science?


The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.  Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.  Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.

Description of Mathematics/Computer Science

The Department offers courses of study that meet the needs of a wide variety of students. As mathematics is one of the foundations of the physical sciences and a tool of virtually all the disciplines, the department seeks to give the student competence in the discipline as well as develop the ability to think analytically. The importance of the computer continues to grow at a rapid rate, and the department seeks to prepare students in the field of computer science. Majors in mathematics or computer science often enter careers as applied mathematicians, computer scientists, computer or business/computer professionals, mathematically-oriented economists, business persons, actuaries, or secondary school, college, or university teachers. Students with interests in any of these fields may wish to pursue an interdisciplinary major combining mathematics or computer science with, but not limited to, the study of economics or business administration. (Rhodes’ Mathematics and Computer Science Department Website)

Possible Job Titles of Mathematics/Computer Science Graduates

(*Jobs secured as reported by Rhodes Career Services post-graduate survey)
Aerospace Engineer
Applications Researcher
Air Traffic Controller
Associate Systems Developer*
Bank Examiner
Benefits Administrator
Budget Analyst
Claims Adjuster
Cost Estimator/Analyst
Credit/Loan Officer
College Professor
Computer Scientist
Computer App. Specialist
Computer Network Manager
Computer Programmer*
Data processing Manager
Data Control Administrator
Customer Support Consultant*
Database Administrator
Engineering Analyst  
EDP Auditor
Estate Planner
Firmware Engineer
Financial Advisor
Information Scientist
Institutional Researcher
Information Specialist
Insurance Agent
Information Technology Engineer*
Junior Associate*  
Medical Records Technician
Numerical Analyst
Network Services Specialist
Network Engineer
Production Support Specialist
Public Health Statistician
Quality Control Supervisor
Systems Programmer
Project Manager  
Quality Assurance Analyst
Research Scientist
Senior Consultant
Securities Broker 
Software Engineer
Support Specialist
Systems Administrator
Systems Engineer 
Technical Support Analyst
Technical Consultant* 
Technical Writer
Web Developer   

Possible Employers and Employment Settings for Mathematics/Computer Science Graduates

(*Jobs secured as reported by Rhodes Career Services post-graduate survey)
Aerospace Companies
Alpha Beta Technologies
Aspect Communications*
Automation Intelligence
Avtec, Inc.
Ball Aerospace & Tech Corp
Banks (Savings/Commercial)
Boomberg LP
Cerner Corporation
CIII Consulting, Inc.*
CISCO Systems 
Colleges and Universities*
Computer Science Corporation
Conquest Technologies 
Consumer Affairs Commission
Ernst & Young* 
Engineering Firms
Epic Systems
Corporation Exemplary Software
Federated Systems Group
Federal/Government Agencies
Goldman, Sachs & Co.*
Healthstream, Inc.*
Hewitt Associates
Hewlett Packard
Home Depot
Insurance Companies
Investment Firms
Lockheed Credit Union
Lockheed Martin
Manufacturing Industries
MIT, Inc.
Motorola Inc.
National Science Foundation
NCR Corp.
Oracle Computers
Professional/Technical Journals
Radiant Systems
Research/Development Firms
School Systems*
Security First Technologies
Sharp Shooter, Inc. Research   
Summit Engineering Group*
Softcard Systems
Synchronics, Inc./Raytheon* 
Test Development Corp.
Treasury Department
United Parcel Service 
U.S. Civil Service Commission
US Defense Department
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
U.S. Customs Service
U.S. Navy
Weights and Measures Office

Skill Sets and Interests Commonly Associated with Mathematics/Computer Science Majors

  • Ability to trace problems to their sources
  • Skilled at clarifying problems or situations
  • Analyzing communication situations
  • Systematizing/organizing material
  • Organizing/classifying data    
  • Anticipating and diagnosing problems
  • Perceiving/defining cause & effect relationships  
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making 

Career Services Library Resources for Mathematics/Computer Science Majors

  • Great Jobs for Math Majors by J. DeCotis  
  • 101 Careers in Mathematics by AndrewSterrett
  • Career Opportunities in Computers & Cyberspace by Harry Henderson
  • Peterson’s Job Opportunities in Engineering and Computer Science
  • High-Tech Careers for Low-Tech People by William A. Schaffer

Rhodes Campus Contacts Associated with Mathematics/Computer Science

Rhodes Career Services

Rhodes Mathematics/Computer Science Dept.

Additional Resources for Mathematics and Computer Science Majors

Association for Computing Machinery
Association for Information Systems 
Computer Jobs
Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals
International Webmasters Association
Internet Society
IT Careers
Just Tech Jobs
Programming Jobs
Techies Job Database
American Mathematical Society
The Mathematical Association of America
Knot a Braid of Links – Math on the Web
Internet Society