students working in a computer lab ASCENT scholars awarded in Spring 2014. ASCENT is a National Science Foundation funded program awarded in May 2012 and stands for “Addressing the Gulf Coast Region Graduation Rate Crisis in Mathematics and Computer Science Three Lamar University computer science majors placed in the Top 20 at the Association on Computing Machinery’s South Central Regional Programming Contest a computer-generated human face implemented by Dr. Timothy Roden for the Game Development concentration.

There has never been a better time to get into the field of computer science, which involves every aspect of human endeavor from familiar technologies like wireless phones, artificial intelligence, real-time embedded systems, medical imaging, and game design, to new breakthroughs in nanotechnology and quantum computing.

The projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that such jobs as Software Engineer, Database Administrator, Network Security Analyst, and Software Architect are likely to be among the professions that expand the most during the next decade.

Many of our students, both native-born Americans and International Students, are working in Internships with local companies because the demand for expertise in the latest computing technologies exceeds the number of experienced workers seeking employment. 

U.S. News and World Report lists the six best jobs for a Computer Science degree out of the 100 Best Jobs.