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Enter a growing workforce: Study Computer Science at PLU

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December 16, 2020

It’s no secret that there is a growing demand for computer science workers. We see this at PLU, where graduates are being scooped up by local companies.

“We have graduates who are working at Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Google —lots of the larger companies but also the smaller startups in the area as well,” Laurie Murphy, computer science professor, said. “What makes our graduates really attractive to prospective employers is not only their strong computing skills but also their broad Liberal Arts education that makes them good problem solvers and good communicators.”

PLU’s computer science major prepares students to work in the technology industry as professional software developers, to continue their studies in graduate school, or to apply their computational skills to another field. With a degree in computer science, students might end up writing code for software simulations of proteins, creating the next big video game, or developing a social application that connects people in new ways.

The possibilities are limitless.

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