Many of our students find the program to be an ideal blend of the sciences and the humanities. On the one hand, it prepares them for rigorous technical work while keeping them in touch with general foundational and social issues; and on the other, prepares them for work of a more general nature while giving them a good grounding in rigorous and technical skills. Many of our graduates go on to work in high-tech industries. Some enter postgraduate programs in AI, computer science, philosophy, psychology, and linguistics. Others pursue other professions such as medicine, business, or law.
A degree in Symbolic Systems offers a sound preparation for advanced training in the interdisciplinary study of language and information, or for postgraduate study in any of the contributing disciplines. It is also an excellent jumping board for employment immediately after graduation. Symbolic Systems graduates have fared well on the job market in recent years. With the burgeoning of the World Wide Web and the concomitant growth in computer usage, companies have an increasing need for people who combine hands-on technical training with an understanding of how people think and communicate. This has made Symbolic Systems graduates very attractive to prospective employers.
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