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Computer Science Careers

A degree in computer science can lead to any number of careers, including software engineer and IT analyst, two of the top-ranked jobs by Money magazine. Computer science graduates consistently enter some of the best-paid professions directly out of college. The Bureau of Labor Statistic's (BLS) "Tomorrow's Jobs" report states: "Employment in computer systems design and related services will grow by 39.5 percent and add almost one-fourth of all new jobs in professional, scientific, and technical services." The BLS figures also show many more jobs requiring a bachelor's degree related to computing than there will be graduates to fill them. 


Covenant's computer science graduates have an excellent placement record. Students from our department are the most requested of any major by employers contacting Covenant's Center for Calling & Careers.


The rewards of a computing career are not merely financial. Money magazine gives software engineering an ‘A' for creativity. Computer programming is about problem solving in a fast-changing and rarely repetitive environment. Most programmers work in flexible, informal work environments. Many programmers enjoy their work so much that they make it a hobby as well as a career.

Marisol Rios Lecaros

"I feel like the professors are really preparing us for the working aspects of our careers by giving us challenging programming projects and teaching us what we need to know to solve them, while at the same time leaving part for us to figure out through trial and error."
- computer science major Marisol Rios Lecaros '19
Dr. John Hunt | Associate Professor of Computer Science | Covenant College

computer science students receive ChaTech scholarship

The Chattanooga Technology Council awarded 4 out of 10 scholarships to Covenant College computer science students on June 15, 2018.

Dr. Jeff Humphries with Student

Professor of Computer Science Dr. Jeff Humphries notes the misconception that computer science is primarily about computers, and discusses the ethics of cyber security.