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“UW CSE To Admit More Students Into Competitive Majors”

Nationally, Computer Science is projected to be responsible for 70% of all new jobs in all fields of science and engineering during the current decade. Washington State projections are consistent with this.

The UW Daily reports on an anticipated enrollment increase of roughly 80 degrees per year in CSE.

“Hank Levy, UW CSE department chair, explained the significance … ‘There’s really extreme demand from our students,’ he said.  ‘We have not been able to expand our program since 1999.  Think about how much has changed in tech since then. So this is enormous.’ …

“In addition to growing the computer science major, Levy is looking to develop more courses for students outside the department.

“‘It’s increasingly important for everyone to know something about computing,’ he said.  ‘Lots of students need exposure to it, not just computer science students.  By doing both, I think we can make a big impact.'”

April 26, 2012