If your passion is to design, develop or maintain computer system software, or to develop computing solutions, a degree in computer science is a perfect match. At Olivet, you will also learn how to be a Christian professional.Focus on one or more of these career possibilities:
Putting knowledge to work
Senior capstone project and senior research problems: Gain valuable research and practical application experience under the guidance of a faculty member. Recent projects include:
Study abroad programs: Two ideal opportunities for computer studies are Korean Nazarene University in Cheonan Republic of Korea, and Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya.Technology mission trips: Our department’s motto is “Minds for Computing and Hearts for Serving.” Serve on a mission trip with other computer science students. Use your valuable technology talents and skills to help others. Students recently served in Los Angeles, Costa Rica and Honduras, helping set up computer labs, teaching people how to use computers, and fixing hardware and software problems.Computer Science Club: Enjoy social activities, parties, outdoor social events and guest speakers with other CS majors. Take part in presenting your own research during one of our professional seminars. Participate in a service project to help area residents. Recently, we worked with junior high and high school students in the greater Kankakee area with their project for robotics competition. On campus, we are available to help students, staff and faculty with their computer problems.CareersIf you are a person who:
then a degree in computer science may be for you!After graduation, begin working right away to get experience in your field. As you progress in your career, consider pursuing a master’s degree. An advanced degree is more valuable to you once you have on-the-job experience.Possible careers include: software engineer, Web developer, systems analyst, software architect, software designer, computer sales, software sales, researcher, entrepreneurPossible types of employers include: Government agencies, banks, consulting companies, software companies, hospitals, universities and colleges, computer services companies, industrial research and development laboratoryThe Computer Science program is part of the Martin D. Walker School of Engineering.
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