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Computer Science

   The Computer Science Major: The Computer Science major is intended for those students who wish to concentrate on the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. It requires additional courses in mathematics and advanced computer science.
   Computer science (CS) and information systems (IS) majors are offered jointly with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Students take courses at Rutgers under the 21:198 prefix. Students may register at Rutgers for courses at NJIT through cross-registration under the 28:198 prefix. The school code 28 identifies a course offered at NJIT.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Computer Science degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Computer Science.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

Programming & Software Development

  • Programmer, Entry-Level Software Engineer
  • User Interface Designer
  • Database Analyst
  • Systems Programmer
  • Scientific or Engineering Programmer
  • Artificial Intelligence Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Consultant
  • Project Manager, Software Development

Information Systems Operations & Management

  • Computer Operator
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Auditor, Electronic Data Processing
  • Tape Librarian/Archivist
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Manager, Information Systems
  • Director, Information Systems
  • Chief Information Officer

World Wide Web and The Internet

  • Internet Application Programmer
  • Internet Consultant
  • Web Page Designer
  • Cyber Store Manager

Graphics & Multimedia

  • Computer Graphics Artist/Designer
  • Computer Graphics Technician
  • Art Director
  • Animation/Special Effects Programmer
  • Electronic Sound Producer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Computer Game Designer/Programmer
  • Playtester, Computer Games
  • Virtual Reality Designer/Programmer


  • Computer Hardware Designer/Engineer
  • Computer System Designer
  • Computer Hardware Manufacturing Technician
  • Embedded Systems Designer
  • Computer-Aided Design Technician
  • Computer-Aided Design Manager
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing Technician
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Robotics Technician¬†¬†

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • Prelude Computer Solutions
  • Innovex
  • NJ Transit
  • Knorr Associates
  • United Parcel Service
  • Healthways
  • Communications Inc.
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Newark Do Something Fund
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Lucent Technologies
  • NASA
  • Nabisco Foods Group
  • Prudential
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Sun Microsystems
  • North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  • Paine Webber
  • National Network Technologies