Computer science is the second-highest-ranked science degree in the United States, after engineering, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a federally funded nonprofit.
But even with a strong base in computer science, there are still many more opportunities for students to gain valuable job experience.
“There are lots of opportunities for computer science students to be more successful and contribute to the workforce,” said Dr. Sarah M. Bader, assistant dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Virginia.
“It’s really important that you’re in the workforce and have the knowledge and skills you need.”
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