Majors and Programs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Computer Science

As a student in computer science you will have opportunities to pursue one of the brightest futures possible: Current starting salaries for graduates with their 4-year degree in computer science average $65K/year. Iowa State graduates in computer science have 99% job placement before graduation, and jobs are available in nearly every industry. Students typically participate in paid summer internships at companies that also hire our graduates for full-time jobs. Research opportunities for undergraduates are also available in the department. The computer science major offers students with a good background in math and science the opportunity to study a broad range of computing areas including programming, programming languages, databases, networking, operating systems, software development, algorithms, data mining, robotics, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, and computing theory.

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Computer and Mathematical Sciences
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