Undergraduate Computing Degrees – Overview

Teachers are an important resource for students when it comes to their college decisions. Indeed, we often hear from undergraduates that a high school teacher influenced their decision to become a computer science major. Many high school computer science teachers were not computer science majors. Yet,  students will ask you about majoring in computer science and other computing degrees, what the differences are, and what the different requirements are.  This post presents material and links to help answer these questions. 

A common question students ask focuses on the pros and cons of attending a 2-year versus a 4-year program. Increasingly, students also ask about online programs and boot camps in computing areas.  Here is a summary providing insight into these topics and links to related information.

Should I go to a 4-year college program?

  • The decision of attending a 4-year college program versus a 2-year program can be complex one. This post provides insight to help guide a a students’ decision.

How do I choose among various computing degrees?

  • There exists a range of computing and computing-related degrees a student can pursue. It can be daunting to determine differences and commonalities. This post compares computing degrees in different types of colleges.

Where do I find more information?

  • Many sites exist and many provide good information. This post lists a few that are either connected to professional organizations or have overall high quality information.

Salaries in Computer Science
Every students should understand  employment options and opportunities of the chosen major. There exist many resources on salaries and employment options for  computer science undergraduate degrees. All will tell you that there are more jobs than companies can fill.  Here are two sites providing  information about salaries: