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The need for computer scientists has grown as technology advances and becomes more integrated into daily life.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that the employment of computer scientists would grow 19% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the national average. Forbes ranked computer science and software engineering as the third- and fourth-most valuable college majors, respectively, in terms of salary and career prospects, with median starting salaries of approximately $56,000 and 70% pay growth potential. Here in Detroit, the city experienced 26% job growth in the tech space over a three-year span (2016-18), largely driven by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation in manufacturing.

Wayne State can help you hit the ground running in this fast-moving field. The Department of Computer Science offers an innovative education focused on fundamentals while emphasizing new technologies so that graduates are ready to step right into careers. A number of global industry leaders — many located right down the street from the university — consistently look to hire Wayne State computer science graduates.