Computer Science

Job opportunities abound for computer science majors

  • Do you place a high value on rigorous academics?
  • Are you looking to be challenged?
  • Do you want to understand the common threads running through every discipline?
  • Then, you should consider a major in computer science!

You do not have to be the smartest or hardest-working learner on campus in order to succeed in computer science. (But those certainly help!) Assuredly and verifiably, you will learn more than in any other discipline you could choose. Computer science requires creative and fun-loving spirits. If you think you have what it takes, don't bury your talents in the ground. "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great" --Jimmy Dugan

Computer Science: Outcomes (e.g., Jobs!)

  • Do you want to put your education to work after you graduate?
  • Do you want to have multible job opportunities after you graduate?
  • Do you want to satisfy the world's great need?
  • Are you willing to participate in shaping the future?
  • Then, you should consider a major in computer science!

Companies constantly seek our students and graduates. Westment alums have their pick of employment opportunities and locations, many choosing to stay in the Santa Barbara area (and why not?). Money magazine rated software engineer as the best job in America based on job opportunities, satisfaction, and pay. Annual job openings in computer science are projected to far exceed the number of graduates for the foreseeable future. Some of our students have continued their education at graduate school. Computer Science is still one discipline that pays -- yes pays -- students to get their graduate degrees.

Computer Science: Affordability

  • Are you wondering how you will pay for college?
  • Do you wonder if you'll be able to pay off your school loans?
  • Then, you should consider a major in computer science!

Westmont's Computer Science department was fortunate to have awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year from 2006 to 2011! (Although that program is finished, we hope to be able to offer such assistance again in the future.) Our third and fourth year students (and many second and even some first) have more options for paid internships than they can handle. We have developed and maintain close ties with local companies, which works great for current students as well as our graduates.

Careers

Computer Science is a great field with many opportunities! Money magazine rated software engineer as the best job in America based on job opportunities, satisfaction, and pay. Annual job openings in computer science are projected to far exceed the number of graduates for the forseeable future. Opportunities for careers in computer science are both numerous and diverse, and a critical shortage of well-prepared professionals is predicted to exist for many years to come.

Computers have become ubiquitous and permeate every facet of our society.  More and more careers are integrally related to computer science such as bioinformatics, cognitive science, digital media arts, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, management information systems, human-computer interaction, and intellectual property law.  Essentially all fields and organizations welcome the talents of those properly trained in computer science.