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

Ashutosh Shivakumar, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering at Wright State, researches how to make computers more human-like in initiating conversations.
Thanks to a scholarship, Cameron Sterrett, an applied mathematics major at Wright State, has an internship and full-time job lined up after he graduates.

Department News

Making the world a better place

The Pran Malhotra Education Fund honors a successful Indian immigrant who aspired to help others
Wright State alumnus Raj Malhotra hopes the scholarship will inspire students to follow his father’s lead and persevere until they have achieved their dreams.

Top research stories in 2020

From a new MRI scanner to access to a unique 3D laser printer to imaging and treating ovarian cancer, Wright State faculty and students pursued important research endeavors in 2020.

Body work

Nursing students use augmented reality in patient assessment thanks to a computer science partnership
Wright State nursing students use augmented reality to better assess patients with virtual hearts, lungs and other internal body parts coming to life to enhance the learning experience.

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Take the Next Step

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