Computing is part of everything we do.
  • Computing and computer technology are part of the cars we drive, movies we watch, and how businesses and governments interact with us.
Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
  • Computing offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for a wide range of people, regardless of their interests.
Computing is making a positive difference in the world.
  • Computing drives innovation in the sciences, engineering, and business: Like the human genome project, AIDS vaccine research, environmental monitoring and protection.
Computing offers many types of lucrative careers.
  • Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction.
Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.
  • There actually are more computing jobs than qualified people to fill them in the United States.
Expertise in computing helps you even if your primary career choice is something else.
  • Having a computing major will provide you with a foundation of knowledge, problem solving, and logical thinking that will serve as a competitive advantage to you in your career, in whatever field you choose.
Computing offers great opportunities for creativity and innovation.
  • Creating high-quality computing solutions is a highly creative activity, and computing supports creative work in many other fields. The best solutions in computing exhibit high levels of elegance and beauty.
Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.
  • Computing is often about being part of a team that requires people with many different kinds of skills. Yet there is also plenty of space for individual flair and imagination.
Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.
  • An increasing number of universities and employers see successful completion of a computer science course as a sign of academic well-roundedness.
Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries.
  • Computing is one of those fields where it is almost impossible to predict what will happen next. We cannot even begin to imagine all the ways that you can make a contribution to it and how it can make your life’s work exciting and real.

Adapted from ACM’s Top 10 Reasons