Computer Science

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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

Outcomes

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

Employer Position Titles
Ab Initio Field Consultant
Academica.edu Software Engineer
Amazon Software Engineer
Software Developer
Apple Software Engineer
Atlassian Software Engineer
Blackstone Software Engineer (2)
Bloomberg Software Engineer
Broadway Technology Software Consultant
Client Services Engineer
Craftsman Plus Software Engineer
Decisive Analytics Corporation Machine Learning Software Engineer
Deloitte Consulting Analyst in Business Technology
Eldridge Investments Associate
Epic Systems Software Engineer
Facebook Software Engineer (3)
Figma Software Engineer
Goldman Sachs Analyst (2)
Technology Analyst (2)
Google Software Engineer (4)
Technical Program Manager
IBM Software Developer (2)
InterSystems Technical Career Development Program
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIB Credit Risk Analyst
MathWorks Software Developer Associate
Associate
Microsoft Software Engineer
Program Manager
Software Developer
MITRE Sorporation Cyber Security Software Engineer
Morgan Stanley Technical Analyst
MRV Systems Software Engineer
PetalCard Software Engineer
Qualtrics Software Engineer
Samsara Software Engineer
Snapchat Software Engineer
Square, Inc. Software Engineer
T-Mobile Software Developer
Tencent Engineer
Twitter Software Engineer
Wayfair Software 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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