Undergraduate Major Details

Computer Science and Engineering

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Agilent Technologies
Facebook, Inc
Intel Corp
Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience
Northrop Grummand
Shopping Scout
UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
UCDMC Orthopaedic Clinic
UCDMC Physical Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Same Day Surgery Center

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 31 15 48.4%
2013-14 33 8 24.2%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-14 87.0% 8.7% 4.3% 0.0%
2014-15 70.0% 0.0% 30.0% 0.0%
2015-17 45.3% 35.8% 11.3% 7.5%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Accenture Associate Software Engineer
Apple Computer Inc Software Engineer
Bill.com Qa Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc IT Engineer
Hewlett-Packard Software Engineer
Hitachi Automation Engineer
LinkedIn Software Engineer
Microsoft Software Development Engineer
Narus Associate Software Engineer
oDesk Software Engineer
Samsung Electronics Associate Software Engineer
University of California, Davis Data Analyst
Volcano, Inc Software Engineer
Workday, Inc. Associate Applications Developer
Workday, Inc. Programmer
Workday, Inc. Software Engineer

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-13 $84,800 $90,000
2013-15 $67,666 $73,000
2015-17 $84,473 $90,000