Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Major

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst is a program that prepares individuals to apply programming and systems analysis principles to the selection, implementation, and troubleshooting of customized computer and software installations across the life cycle.

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst majors and degree programs includes instruction in computer hardware and software; compilation, composition, execution, and operating systems; low- and high-level languages and language programming; programming and debugging techniques; installation and maintenance testing and documentation; process and data flow analysis; user needs analysis and documentation; cost-benefit analysis; and specification design.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst (use the College Search feature and enter "computer systems analysis” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst?

Generally, Computer Systems Analysts design and install new computer systems.  In addition, specialty jobs exist in systems optimization, .  Employment is typically  by large corporations and small-to-medium sized startups.  However, some may be a freelance consultant.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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