Computer Science and Engineering

Come explore our department. You can feel the sense of community, diversity, and intellectual vigor.

Focus Areas

Math and science translate to a computer science or computer engineering degree.

Learn the skills that will help open many doors in your career search in the Dayton area and beyond. Use creativeness, inquisitiveness, analysis, and attention to detail to solve problems using technology. Understand computer hardware and software.

Computer Science Career Paths

A degree in computer science will give you a solid foundation in programming. Work with software and software systems in theory, design, development, and application.

  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Mobile application development
  • Data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Database development
  • Vision and graphics
  • Web development

Computer Engineering Career Paths

A degree in computer engineering allows you to work with every aspect of the system. Design and build computer systems from circuits to software.

  • Embedded systems
  • Networking 
  • Robotics
  • Mobile computing
  • Cyber security
  • Digital system design
  • System engineering

Research

Our research is at the cutting edge of computer science and engineering. Funded research projects provide opportunities for you as both an undergraduate and graduate student. We collaborate with vibrant local, state, and national organizations, including:

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base and its research facilities
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • Leidos
  • Ball Aerospace
  • The Department of Health and Human Services
  • The National Science Foundation

Degrees and Programs

All of our undergraduate majors share a core of courses. These will provide you with the foundation needed as you move through your degree program. Within the department, you can switch majors during your first two years. This switch will not add any time to your expected graduation date or any extra costs.

Success Stories

Tyler Scott, majors in history and minors in computer science, is an Army ROTC cadet and plans to serve as an officer in the U.S. Army after he graduates from Wright State.
Aman Ali Pogaku, a computer science graduate student at Wright State, is working on using blockchain to develop artificial intelligence and virtual reality assets management solutions.

Department News

Keeping talent at home

Wright State’s partnership with Leidos helps build a skilled and diverse workforce
Nearly 100 Wright State graduates work out of the Beavercreek office of Leidos, which has nurtured a pipeline of talent from the university.

Brian Rigling named dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Brian Rigling had served as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science since July 2018.

Wright State awarded nearly $1 million in Choose Ohio First grants for computer science scholarships

The grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education will help support student recruitment and continuation for the first two academic years.

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Take the Next Step

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