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Why choose computer science?

A Growing Field

Computer scientists are in high demand. There are thousands of open computing jobs in every sector imaginable, with a shortage of computer scientists available to fill those roles.

The high demand for computer scientists combined with the quality of Purdue's program means that our grads are highly sought by employers. We have nearly a 100% job placement rate.

High Starting Salary

Majoring in computer science leads to the highest-paying, fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. economy. Computer science undergrads have the highest starting salary of all undergrads at Purdue.

A Wealth of Opportunities

Computing has become very prevalent in our society. Advances like big data, security and the desire to provide a mobile experience through apps mean that almost every company wants to hire computer scientists.

There is a wide spectrum of jobs available to computer science majors – all the way from Microsoft and Google to start-up companies you may have never heard of.

No matter what kind of working environment you're looking for, there is a computer science job for you.

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