Computer Science fastest growing program at ASU
October 21, 2010
The number of ASU students majoring in Computer Science increased by 38.1% from Fall 2009 to Fall 2010 making the ASU CS department the fastest growing undergraduate degree program at ASU. The department has 163 majors this fall compared to 118 in fall 2009.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 edition, Computer Science ranks number one among the fastest growing occupations requiring a Bachelor’s degree, in terms of the number of new jobs. Projections are that 175,100 new jobs will be created by 2018 in the category of Computer Software Engineer. 155,800 new jobs will be created in the category of Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts. The top paying occupation in the list is Computer Software Engineer, with a median wage of $85,430.