Computer Science and Engineering

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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.

You can learn the skills that will help open many doors during your career search in the Dayton area and beyond. Use creativeness, inquisitiveness, analysis, and attention to detail to solve problems using technology and gain a more in-depth understanding of 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

Logan Krause's interest in computer science was born when he helped develop his high school's website and create a 3D model of the school.
Operated by three Wright State alumni and a current student, Devil Wind Brewing is a tribute to the residents of Xenia.

Department News

Millett Hall room honoring late Air Force Capt. Kevin M. Maguire rededicated

Kevin Maguire’s family also established a memorial scholarship at Wright State to support students enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program.

Computer science grad Medha Karri applauds Wright Venture competition, urges widespread participation

Medha Karri created an app that enabled small businesses to do their administrative work and more accurately for Wright Venture.

Wright State computer science student Alena McCain wins $10,000 in Ohio Vax-2-School lottery

Alena McCain got vaccinated because she wanted to get back to participating in clubs and other activities.

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