Computer science is an exciting, evolving field with impressive career opportunities.

There are a lot of amazing things you can do with your computer science degree – from designing and creating AI applications to programming solutions for the CIA to combate cyber-crime. Computer science is a rapidly growing field with a wide variety of interesting occupations that promises to continue well into the next century.


Classroom learning is just the start of your career in computer science. An internship – paid or unpaid – places you in real-world scenarios, helping you test the waters before a full-time commitment.

  • It showcases your teamwork, adaptability, and ability to grasp new concepts.
  • It’s an opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge, gain hands-on experience, and learn from industry professionals.
  • Successful interns often secure full-time job offers post-graduation

Need assistance? The JMU University Career Center offers many resources to assist in finding internships.


According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the computing fields are expected to grow by 15 percent from 2021-2031 — faster than the average growth rate of all occupations. This increase is expected to result in approximately 682,800 jobs new jobs over the decade.

From leadership to programming, our Computer Science program will provide you with an opportunity to 

  • Develop your technical and non-technical skills 
  • Work side by side with faculty on research projects 
  • Assisting students with their resumes and portfolios
  • Inviting Industry Partners to campus to connect with students
  • Providing opportunities to participate in the CISE Career and Internship Fair
Where are alumni employed?
  • Microsoft
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Verizon
  • Capital One
  • LinkedIn
  • Mitre
  • Northrop-Grumman
  • FireEye
  • and many others
Potential positions in CS
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Systems Designer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Solutions Architect

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