Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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Why Choose Computer Science?

You are the future of computer technology.

Computer scientists do not just design software for computers. They work with the software and software systems that allow the day-to-day use of any computing system. Concepts and theory are the focus of this major.

Recommended High School Classes

High school classes that will help with your undergraduate degree include:

  • Mathematics: College algebra/trigonometry, probability/statistics, geometric proofs
  • Science: Biology, chemistry, physics, and other subjects utilizing the scientific method
  • English: Formal argumentation, critical thinking, clear communication of intent
  • Computer Programming

You can also check out College Credit Plus options.


With a Bachelor of Science in computer science, you will be able to design software to address real-word problems. You can focus this degree into a way to analyze data, develop software applications, or work on large and complex systems. The average starting salary for 2016 computer science graduates was $67,233. (NACE, April 2017)

Job Spotlight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Software Developer

  • 2020 median pay: $110,140 per year
  • Entry level education: bachelor’s degree
  • Jobs in 2020: 1,847,900
  • Projected jobs in 2030: 2,257,400

Information Security Analysts

  • 2021 median pay: $102,600 per year
  • Entry level education: bachelor’s degree
  • Jobs in 2020: 141,200
  • Projected jobs in 2030: 188,300

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • CACI
  • CDO Technologies
  • Dayton Freight
  • Edaptive Computing Inc.
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Globe Motors
  • InfoSciTex
  • Intelligrated
  • L3 Technologies
  • Lex Tech
  • LexisNexis
  • Marxent
  • National Air and Space Intelligence Center
  • NextGen Federal Systems
  • Omnispear Inc.
  • PQ Systems
  • Redwall Technologies, LLC
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • The Design Knowledge Company

Our graduates work as:

  • Applications developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Digital design engineer specialist
  • IT infrastructure engineer
  • Java developer
  • Mobile developer
  • Programmer analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer

It's never too earlyor too late to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real-World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-op/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of computer science and work on computer science projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Success Stories

A research project by Matt Piekenbrock, a graduate computer science at Wright State, was selected by the Google Summer of Code 2017 competition.
Wright State grad turns a computer science degree and love for gaming into a software engineering career, working on games played by millions of people.

Academics and Curriculum

Example of student work in CEG 4410, Spring Semester 2019. Student names: Xavian Ogletree, Isaac Hartzell, Kyle Ryan and Ryan Zink

View the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Program Guides

We will revise our programs to keep them as current as possible. Your advisor will go over your options if there is a change. 

Admission and Aid

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application. If you meet university admission requirements you are admitted to the college. 

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. Talk to your advisor about majoring in computer engineering.

There are many ways to offset the cost of your degree. With our program, you will be eligible for paid internships starting your sophomore year. There are also scholarships and other financial aid options. For more information check out the university's financial aid section.

Accreditation and Program Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs.

ABET Accreditation

Annual Student Enrollment: 538 (Fall 2023)

Graduation Data: 19 graduates in Summer 2023

Educational Objectives:

Within a few years, graduates of our engineering programs can:

  • Advance - attain post-graduation licensure, graduate degrees, and transition through professional roles with increasing complexity, responsibility, and fulfillment
  • Engage - contribute to society through engagement in social, ethical, professional, and leadership activities
  • Lead - assume technical leadership and mentor roles
  • Adapt - maintain a strong foundational knowledge base and stay current with changing technologies, tools, and paradigms in their field

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will have the ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

Take the Next Step

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