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 into 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 the hardware and software of computers.

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.

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer Systems and networks
  • Databases
  • Vision and Graphics
  • Programming languages
  • Web Design
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Security
  • Cyber Security

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 technologies
  • Develop ways to improve computers
  • Robotics
  • Mobile Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering


Our research is at the cutting edge of computer science and engineering. Funded research projects provide opportunities for both our undergraduate and graduate students. We collaborate with vibrant local, state, and national organizations. Some of these are:

  • 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 our undergraduate majors share a core of courses. These will provide you with the foundation needed as you move through your degree. 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

Wright State researchers designed an augmented-reality system designed that puts a “doctor in the house” to help recovering surgery patients manage pain without painkillers.
Doom was recognized “for tremendous contributions to computer science and engineering through a balanced career incorporating research, mentoring of students, curriculum, pedagogy development and service.”

Department News

Wright State researchers awarded prestigious Magic Grant from Brown Institute for Media Innovation

The project involving the Wright State researchers is aimed at decoding differences in forensic DNA software used as evidence in criminal trials.

Eight incoming engineering students awarded Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership scholarships

The engineering and computer science students are high achieving high school graduates from around the state.

Raiders in cyberspace

Students can practice their cybersecurity skills during the inaugural Cyber Raider competition March 24 at Wright State.

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Take the Next Step

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