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  1. 1. Why Cal Poly Pomona? <ul><li>Cal Poly Pomona is ranked 4 th overall in the category of top </li></ul><ul><li>public schools in the West(15 states), according to the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>News & World Report 2006 College Rankings: Universities- </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s category (no-PhD granting institutions). </li></ul><ul><li>Polytechnic approach and learning by doing </li></ul><ul><li>■ Blending theory and practice </li></ul><ul><li>■ Emphasis on applications </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable, quality education </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  2. 2. Why Cal Poly Pomona? <ul><li>Honors program </li></ul><ul><li>■ For ambitious, goal-oriented students who love to learn and share ideas in a closed-knit academic community. </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of professional, social, and cultural student clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Vigorous sports programs </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful campus </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  3. 3. <ul><li>Combining work with study </li></ul><ul><li>■ Majority of Cal Poly Pomona students work while attending classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Independent travel study and opportunities to study abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>■ In a recent survey in U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona was ranked fourth in diversity among private and public universities out of 118 in the West. </li></ul>Why Cal Poly Pomona?
  4. 4. Why Study Computer Science? <ul><li>Variety of job titles </li></ul><ul><li>■ Software Engineer (Applications or System), System </li></ul><ul><li>Programmer, System Engineer, System Analyst/Programmer, </li></ul><ul><li>Database Administrator, Network Systems and Data </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Analyst, Network Programmer/Administrator, </li></ul><ul><li>Web Developer/Administrator, Computer Scientist, and </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Specialist. </li></ul><ul><li>A Bachelor's degree in computing is required for high-pay IT positions. </li></ul><ul><li>■ According to U.S Department of Labor Statistics and Predication, very good opportunities are expected for college graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science and with practical work experience. </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  5. 5. Why Study Computer Science? <ul><li>Fast–growing IT jobs </li></ul><ul><li>■ According to the U.S Government Labor Department job statistics and predications, the professional IT workforce is projected to add over a million new jobs between 2004 and 2014, an increase of about 30 percent. </li></ul><ul><li>■ According to the U.S Government Labor Department job statistics and predications, software engineers are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the period 2004-2014. </li></ul><ul><li>■ Money Magazine May 2006 : Software Engineer is the #1 best job and the forecasted 10-year job growth is 46.07%. </li></ul><ul><li>■ CNNMoney.COM quotes an ACM study as saying that “Despite all the publicity in the United States about jobs being lost to India and China, the size of the IT employment market in the United States today is higher than it was at the height of the dotcom boom.” </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  6. 6. Why Study Computer Science? <ul><li>Top-paying jobs for computer science graduates through 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>■ A CNN article ranks the 10 top-paying jobs, 5 of which were jobs for which a computer science degree would be a great preparation. The average salary is between $61,250–$81,140 as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer System Software Engineer - $81,140 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biomedical Engineer - $70,520 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant - $69,250 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Applications Software Engineer- $76,310 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Engineer - $67,620 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer System Analysis - $67,520 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database Administrator - $61,950 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapist - $61,560 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst - $61,250 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrologist - $60,880 </li></ul></ul></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  7. 7. Why Study Computer Science? <ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming is extremely challenging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helping Others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce artifacts which make people’s lives easier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommuting, working at home, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer scientists must master a moving target. </li></ul></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  8. 8. Why Study Computer Science? <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>■ Bright future for computer science graduates </li></ul><ul><li>■ Computer scientists will always be in demand </li></ul><ul><li>■ Available top-paying positions for computer science graduates are increasing and student enrollment has been steady for the last few years. Therefore, opportunities abound! </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  9. 9. Why Study Computer Science At Cal Poly Pomona? <ul><li>Outstanding faculty </li></ul><ul><li>■ Committed to excellence in teaching and continual participation in scholarly activities and research </li></ul><ul><li>■ Most classes are taught by full-time PhD faculty </li></ul><ul><li>■ Strong and broad academic and industry background </li></ul><ul><li>Well-designed curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>■ Emphasis on software development and software engineering </li></ul><ul><li>■ Broad range of courses offered every quarter including summer </li></ul><ul><li>■ A sequence of courses in game programming and other fields of computer science </li></ul><ul><li>Well-equipped labs </li></ul><ul><li>Small class size </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department
  10. 10. Why Study Computer Science At Cal Poly Pomona? <ul><li>The Bachelor degree is fully accredited by the national agency Computing Accreditation Commission/Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). </li></ul><ul><li>Job training </li></ul><ul><li>■ Great internship opportunities, JPL SIRI program, Co-Op education, NASA PAIR project, and many others. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with faculty on research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Our graduates are being hired by large companies: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, JPL, Raytheon, and many small fast-growing companies. </li></ul>Cal Poly Pomona Computer Science Department