Careers in computer science

Group of HighTech U participants posing at the UVic fountain
Volunteering with community outreach programs like HighTechU is a great way to get experience and build the network you’ll need when you graduate. HighTechU is a UVic-led program that prepares high-school students for university and the workplace.

What can I do with a degree in computer science?

With us, you’ll learn how to problem-solve, work in teams and gain the skills necessary for an exciting career. Our graduates have an excellent record of employment in industry, academia and government.

The vivid start-up scene in Victoria provides great opportunities for local co-op positions and careers later on, particularly in the software industry.

Career options for computer science graduates

  • Air traffic controller
  • Data administration
  • Intelligence developer
  • Operations manager
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Security analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Strategic analyst
  • Systems architect
  • Systems auditor
  • Systems designer
  • Technical writer
  • Web developer
  • Web technician

Additional education and training may be required

More information from UVic Co-op + Career Services (PDF) 

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