Why Study Computer Science?

Jobs = Money

Computer science students are in demand; the skills learned in CS are valuable.

Computer science students are in demand and they know it (from itworld.com)

There is anticipated job growth in this field, and learning CS allows one to more easily adapt to changes in technology and new job opportunities.

"Employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations." Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Computer science is fun and challenging - every day is like a puzzle. It crosses over and impacts almost every other career field.

What is computer science? (from code.org)


Here are some quotes from students during the 2015-16 academic year:

“I have learned skills in coding HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, SQL, and a small amount of Java across all the courses I have taken.”

“The assigned projects were hands-on and I learned a lot of practical and useful information from them.”

“In all the courses I’ve taken I’ve learned something new, whether it was basic troubleshooting or using Linux or removing malware. I’ve been taught a lot in the past nine months.”

“The CS instructors at BMCC are great at their craft, and they can share that knowledge with students in a manner that is easy for students to understand.”