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

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.
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.

Department News

Big numbers

SMART scholarship and Air Force research pave the way for Wright State student Cameron Sterrett
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.

Wright State to collaborate with Air Force on testing for COVID-19 antibodies

The study involves researchers from the 711th Human Performance Wing, Courtney Sulentic, an associate professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; and Mateen Rizki, chair of computer science and engineering.

Wright State designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Wright State offers a bachelor’s degree and certificate in cybersecurity as well as a master’s degree and certificate.

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