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Career Opportunities

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Virtually infinite career paths

Do you geek out over web design, operating systems or data analysis? Does your dream job involve sending rovers to Mars? Do you envision yourself developing the next MMORPG?

At SFA, we prepare our computer science students for exciting, high-paying careers in a wide range of settings, including:

  • Software development
  • Systems administration
  • Robotics
  • Space exploration
  • Network administration
  • Business
  • Finance

Why study computer science?

At SFA, our students gain valuable skills through a combination of lectures, research and hands-on lab work. And because technology is a vital part of every industry, any of our computer science degrees can open the doors to a career in nearly every field. The result: You’ll graduate from SFA ready to launch an exciting, high-paying career, or you’ll be prepared to pursue a graduate or professional degree.

What kind of jobs can I get with a computer science degree?

It might be easier to ask what kind of job you can’t get. Students who study computer science can find positions as database administrators, webmasters, IT systems managers, web developers, software developers and security engineers, to name a few. Other computer science students combine their computer skills with other interests and find unique careers in business, finance, medicine, engineering, game design and more. 

Job availability and growth

Computer science graduates are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the fastest-growing jobs in the country can be found in fields related to computer science. Here are just a few projected growth and employment rates from 2014 to 2024:

  • 27% for web developers
  • 19% growth for app developers
  • 18% for information security analysts
  • 17% growth for software developers
  • 13% for systems developers
  • 11% for database administrators and computer and information research scientists


Department of Computer Science

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
Suite 312

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13063, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962