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Why Study Computer Science
We all know that computers are everywhere and technology is changing every day; but the science of computing is evolving at an equally rapid pace. New developments in Computer Science are needed in order to fuel advances in almost every area of our lives, from biotechnology to business, and from education to entertainment. That makes Computer Science one of the most dynamic and exciting disciplines to study, where you can have an impact on real-world problems.
Why might you consider studying Computer Science? Here are just a few of the many reasons:
- Computer Science is the foundation of the information revolution, which has transformed society in fundamental ways, resulting in an ever-increasing range of applications that touch every aspect of daily life.
- but Computer Science is not just about technology, it is a science, based on deep ideas that you will discover, apply, and may even invent as an undergraduate at UofT.
- Computer Science is highly suited to people who are creative, enjoy solving puzzles, like to design and build things.
- Computer Science is an ideal discipline for students who have broad interests, because it can be applied to so many other fields. Over the years, Computer Science has expanded to include very diverse roles in fields such as the physical and biological sciences, engineering, finance, the humanities and fine arts, among many others.
- Computer Science is one of the most employable degrees, and the opportunities opening up in a wide range of industries make this a particularly great time to be a computer scientist. Not only are a record number of jobs being created in computer science related fields, but the number of students graduating with computer science degrees has been in decline for several years. Computer Science graduates will have many job options, as their numbers will fall far short of projected demands. High school students who start their Computer Science programs in 2009 will be graduating in a very healthy job market in 2012-2013.
- Not only are many jobs projected for computer science graduates, but most of these jobs are in your own field and are high-quality jobs. Software Engineering was recently rated the best profession by CNNMoney.com ("Software Engineering best profession"). High salaries, great prospects, and opportunities for creativity were key to this number one rating.
- Students with or without prior programming experience are admitted to the program.