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

An internship with the FBI has led Wright State junior Jacquelyn Smith to pursue a career in law enforcement after she graduates.
Wright State engineering students Trevor Nartker, Ivan Frasure and Jace Robinson will work at the Air Force Research Laboratory after completing their master’s degrees, supported by scholarships from the Defense Department.

Department News

Wright State employees honored for excellence

Wright State University will recognize select staff and faculty members for their vital contributions to the university with the Awards for Excellence ceremony April 2.

Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research

Pascal Hitzler
Pascall Hitzler is an international leader in the field of Semantic Web, in research, teaching and application.

Presidential Award for Outstanding NTE Faculty: Service

Karen Meyer
Karen Meyer has a passion for curriculum and has served the Wright State community at the department, college and university levels.

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Take the Next Step

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