Outside the Classroom

Research for the real world

An important part of your education is conducting research related to computational science. We offer incredible research options that will take your education to the next level. You will have the opportunity to use top-of-the-line equipment to conduct your research. This will help you understand data sets, simulations, mappings, and more through hands-on experiences.

Through your research, you will have a faculty member by your side to guide and teach you. We want to watch you succeed not only in the classroom but while conducting research and experiments, as well. To demonstrate how well you’ve mastered your research skills, you will complete a senior project with a faculty member in your chosen field. You do not have to wait until your senior year to begin your research quests. We highly encourage you to get started early and learn from the bright professors at your side. Beyond the classroom, graduates have found that their time spent researching at Mercer University helped them immensely in their career.

Postgraduate opportunities

When you graduate with a Computational Science degree from Mercer University, you have the world at your fingertips. Employers understand that to graduate, you had to overcome technical challenges and find innovative solutions to every problem. This not only shows how well-educated you are but gives them a glimpse into your personal attributes. Computational Science graduates do not have difficulty finding a career in relation to their degree, as the skill set you now possess is sought-after in this high-demand field. Consider the following titles many of our Computational Science graduates now hold:

  • Application analyst
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Games developer
  • Information systems manager
  • IT trainer
  • Multimedia programmer
  • SEO specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Systems analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • UX designer
  • Web developer

Many of our students express interest in graduate school, medical school, pharmacy school, and other higher-level education opportunities. If this is what you seek to pursue, your team of brilliant professors will guide you toward meeting your goals. This major serves as an incredible foundation for graduates that leads to both a successful career and graduate school, if so desired.