Computer Science (ICS)

Computer Science is the systematic study of computing systems and computation. Computer scientists are professionals who usually design computers and the software that runs them, develop information technologies, and develop and adapt principles for applying computers to new uses.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog

Related Major Skills

Abstract and formal reasoning
Advanced quantitative abilities
Analyzing
Critical thinking
Detail-oriented
Efficiency
JavaScript
Knowledge of operating systems
Logical thinking
Mathematical skills
Multi-tasking
Organizing/simplifying
Problem-solving
Programming language concepts
Research
Statistical analysis
Systematic
Testing
Thoroughness
Work independently and in teams
Written and oral communication skills

Sample Work Settings

Banks
Central Intelligence Agency
Colleges and Universities
Computer Consulting Firms
Computer Corporations
Data Processing Firms
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Engineering Firms
FBI
Financial Firms
Hospitals
Insurance Companies
Internal Revenue Service
Local and State Government
Marketing and Research Departments
National Security Agency
Professional and Technical Journals
Publishing Companies
Research and Development Firms
Test Development Corporations
Weather Bureaus

 Last Modified 12/6/16