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Computer science majors will learn algorithmic thinking, study elements of computing, information technology, system design, problem specification, programming and modeling, analysis, and evaluation of complex systems. The many applications of computing will be taught to you in engineering, science, and business. You can also take classes or research areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and computational logic, computer architecture and computer graphics, computing systems and digital libraries, machine learning, natural language processing and networks, programming languages, compilation, security, theory of computation, and theory of computation.

Examples of classes

  • Computer Game Architecture: Advanced Topics
  • Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Algorithmic Game Theory


The 2018 First-Destination Survey is the basis for all information. These lists are not complete; they only represent a sample of the data. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

66% of the population is employed33% are enrolled in graduate school
1% Looking for Employment

Google and Goldman Sachs were two of the most prominent employers for 2018 Computer Science Graduates.

You will find the following:

  • The Top Sectors of Employment
  • Where CS graduates work
  • The Top Graduate Programs
  • Where CS graduates study

The Top Sectors of Employment

  • Technology (63%)
  • Financial Services (18%)
  • Retail (7%)
  • Consulting/Prof. Consulting/Prof.

Where 2018 Computer Science Graduates Work

EmployerPosition Titles
Ab InitioField Consultant
Academica.eduSoftware Engineer
AmazonSoftware Engineer
Software Developer
AppleSoftware Engineer
AtlassianSoftware Engineer
BlackstoneSoftware Engineer (2)
BloombergSoftware Engineer
Broadway TechnologySoftware Consultant
Client Services Engineer
Craftsman PlusSoftware Engineer
Decisive Analytics CorporationMachine Learning Software Engineer
Deloitte ConsultingAnalyst in Business Technology
EldridgeInvestments Associate
Epic SystemsSoftware Engineer
FacebookSoftware Engineer (3)
FigmaSoftware Engineer
Goldman SachsAnalyst (2)
Technology Analyst (2)
GoogleSoftware Engineer (4)
Technical Program Manager
IBMSoftware Developer (2)
InterSystemsTechnical Career Development Program
JPMorgan Chase & Co.CIB Credit Risk Analyst
MathWorksSoftware Developer Associate
MicrosoftSoftware Engineer
Program Manager
Software Developer
MITRE SorporationCyber Security Software Engineer
Morgan StanleyTechnical Analyst
MRV SystemsSoftware Engineer
PetalCardSoftware Engineer
QualtricsSoftware Engineer
SamsaraSoftware Engineer
SnapchatSoftware Engineer
Square, Inc.Software Engineer
T-MobileSoftware Developer
TwitterSoftware Engineer
WayfairSoftware Engineer (2)
Workday(2) Software Engineer

Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Computer Science (86%)
  • Chemistry (4%)
  • Robotic Autonomy (4%)
  • Biomathematics (4%)
  • Mathematics (4%)

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MEng (54%)
  • Ph.D. (43%)
  • MS (4%)

Where do 2018 Computer Science Graduates Study?

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • The University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus


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