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Computer Science Programs at Winthrop University. Winthrop Day 2012. Are there computing jobs available these days? U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 10 Year Outlook: "Management, scientific, and technical consulting services also will grow at a staggering 78 percent."

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Are there computing jobs

available these days?

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics'

10 Year Outlook:

"Management, scientific, and technical consulting services also will grow at a staggering 78 percent."

"Demand for these services will be spurred by the increased use of new technology and computer software and the growing complexity of business."

Wall Street Journal (Oct 2011)

"U.S. starting salaries are expected to rise 3.4%

next year, with technology positions likely to see

the largest increases - up 4.5%"

starting salaries
Starting Salaries

"The class of 2011 scored higher-paying jobs than graduates the year before, with engineering and computer science majors taking home the fattest paychecks. The average starting salary for 2011 graduates was $41,701." …

The highest average was for engineering students - $61,872. "Computer Science graduates weren't far behind, with the biggest increase in pay out of all the disciplines" with an average starting salary of $60,594.

Businessstudents had average starting salary of $48,144.

  • Winthrop CS (last several years)
    • $48,000 - $60,000
outlook for winthrop grads
Outlook for Winthrop Grads

Recently hiring Winthrop computing majors:

  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Family Trust Credit Union
  • numerous small companies

Part-time work, internships, and research opportunities are numerous.

computing degree programs at winthrop
Computing Degree Programs at Winthrop:
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Business

Computer Information Systems Option

  • B.S. in Digital Information Design

Web Application Design Specialty

computer science degree
Computer Science Degree
  • accredited by ABET/CAC

Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology

Computing Accredition Commission

  • graduates are equally suited for
    • graduate school
    • professional careers
computer science coursework
Computer Science Coursework
  • University General Ed

History, English, Humanities, …

  • Math and Science

Calculus 1 and 2, Discrete Math,

Physics or Chemistry, elective science and math

  • Computer Science

CS I and II Computer Architecture

Data Structures Operating Systems

Theoretical Foundations 2 Language Courses

Software Eng I and II Social Implications

CSCI electives

computer information systems option
Computer Information Systems Option
  • BSBA degree accredited by AACSB
  • students take the "business core" courses, plus seven computer science courses
  • graduates go to work for banks, government, accounting companies, consulting companies, etc…
b s degree in digital information design
B.S. Degree inDigital Information Design

Combination of four disciplines

  • Computer Science
  • E-Commerce / Marketing
  • Graphic Design (art)
  • Mass Communication

First Graduating Class

was Spring 2011


Learning at Winthrop

involves more than

just classes

top 10 reasons to be a computing major at winthrop
Top 10 Reasons to be a Computing Major at Winthrop
  • Small Classes
  • Professors know your name
  • Opportunities to excel outside the classroom
  • 50% more S.C. scholarship $ (CSCI, but not CIFS or DIFD)
  • Labs and Courses taught by Professors, not Graduate Assistants
  • Faculty advisors
  • Our graduates get good jobs
  • Our graduates get into good grad programs
  • Individualized Career planning and development
  • Knowledgeable professors with years of experience