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Computers are an integral part of our daily lives. The personal computer and the Internet have made computers available to almost everyone. Oklahoma State University has five different degree programs that are computer related. These degrees meet the varying needs and interests of students that are enrolled at OSU. The programs are described below. COMPUTER SCIENCE There are two important parts to a computer. One is the hardware-the computer itself, the monitor, keyboard, and printer. The second part is the software-these are the written series of instructions called the computer program. A computer cannot run without these instructions. The Computer Science degree gives you the background to learn programming and computing skills to prepare you for this second area. Most jobs in the computer science area require a proficiency in mathematics. Other traits are thinking logically, persistence, and enjoying exacting, analytical work. Computer Science is an exciting and continually changing field. This means continually updating skills and knowledge. Employers are looking for graduates who are technically competent in computer science, who have good communication skills, and who work well with others. Computer Science is offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. Most of the required computer classes require extensive programming using languages such as JAVA, UNIX, C and C++. All varieties of companies, both large and small, are looking for employees with computer skills. Computing skills can be combined with other interest areas such as business, natural or social sciences, math, or statistics. The main types of companies that hire computer science graduates include: software manufactures, hardware manufacturers, telecommunications, oil and gas, retail, health, research, transportation, accounting, government, education, electrical, and
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course CS 1003 taught by Professor Ellis during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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