Offered as: option under Computer Science
The Computer and Information Science Department offers a BS degree in computer science with an option in software engineering: the systematic approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software.
Software engineers analyze, design, and program software. They are concerned with issues that play a vital role in software development, such as quality, novelty, creativity, standards, teamwork, and professional practice. If you're interested in large-scale commercial software development or in managing software projects, consider software engineering.
You'll be ready for a career with high growth and earning potential, either within the computer industry or in business. You'll also be well prepared to continue your studies at the graduate level.
Degree-in-Three lets you earn your Computer Science degree with Software Engineering Option in 3 years. The program is designed for students who have already earned some college credit and/or are ready to complete more courses per semester than average.
Computer Science major
Our computer science curriculum is object-oriented, lab-intensive, and directed toward software development. You'll supplement your studies with work in specialized labs and on our network of state-of-the-art workstations.
Computer and information science differs from computer engineering in its emphasis on software, the methodologies of computing, and the study of the powerful programming languages. You'll choose from courses in programming, program design, computer languages, algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer graphics, computer networks, databases, game design, human-computer interaction operating systems, parallel computing, robotics, and software engineering.
For the BS in Computer Science with Software Engineering option, you'll complete 47 credit hours in the major and at least 120 credits overall.
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