Computing

Is a computing major for you?

  • Do other people come to you when they have computer questions?
  • Are you able to explain how to perform various tasks with computers in a way that other people can understand?
  • Do you have an appreciation for what the intelligent use of technology can do to further the success of businesses of all sizes?
  • Are you willing to work in an environment where rapid change is the norm?
  • Is your fascination with technology strong enough to sustain a lifelong learning curve to keep up with new developments?
  • Are you logical and well-organized in your approach to problem solving?
  • Do you enjoy using computers to solve problems?
  • Does your curiosity about computers extend beyond what they can do to include knowing why and how computers work?

What can you do with a computing major?

Picture of students with professor in computer lab

  • College professor
  • Computer consultant
  • Computer engineer
  • Computer game programmer
  • Network administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • Internet access provider
  • Operations manager
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Teacher K-12
  • Technical support specialist
  • Webmaster
  • Website designer
  • And much more!

Why computing at Union College?

  • Nearly 95 percent placement rate of jobs, which means that you could have an easier time finding a job.
  • You have the opportunity for internships that provide you with real-world experience.
  • You get to personally interact with professors so that you get more individual learning experience.
  • Professors have real-world experience which helps them better equip you for some of the challenges you will meet in the workplace.
  • The curriculum is regularly updated and the classrooms are equipped with the most current hardware and software so you are always on the cutting edge.
  • There is an active Business and Computer Club with monthly social and professional activities to keep you involved.
  • Teamwork is promoted in the classroom, which helps you learn to work with people.
  • Balanced practice and theory so you understand how to think and act on the job.

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