Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Computer Science Jobs

Students entering the workforce with a degree in computer science will find many career opportunities in business, industry, government, and academia, and particularly in organizations with a science emphasis. These opportunities include traditional and emerging careers such as application programming, systems programming, systems analysis, systems administration, bioinformatics, network administration, and computer modeling.

A well-planned set of science and supporting electives can also position a student for graduate study in a computing sub-discipline of a natural or applied science or mathematics including bio-informatics, computational chemistry or physics, or scientific visualization.

Who Hires Computer Science Majors?

Employers of recent Behrend Computer Science graduates include Amazon, Erie Insurance, Genesys, IBM, Larson Texts, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

School of Engineering students also were accepted into challenging graduate programs at Case Western Reserve University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, Penn State, and Purdue University

Career Planning

Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system that will help you to identify and achieve your goals for the college classroom and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester. 

Internships and Co-ops

Students in the Computer, Electrical, or Software Engineering programs can incorporate a cooperative educational or internship experience into their academic program. These professional, career-related experiences in an organizational setting are valuable for a student's professional career development, and students may receive academic credit that applies to their degree program.

If you are a student looking for more information on co-op and internship listings and how to apply, please refer to the School of Engineering Student Handbook.