2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BSCS

Program Description:

As a computer science major, you will learn to solve problems using technology. A degree in computer science will give you a solid foundation in programming and software development. You will work with software and software systems across multiple application areas including machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, mobile applications, web development, and databases.

This ABET accredited program (Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org) is ideal for anyone. We pride ourselves on having well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, small class sizes, opportunities for undergraduate participation in funded research projects, and a flexible program for working professionals. You will have the opportunity to truly reach your fullest potential here.


The Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) is nationally recognized for its high quality of education and research. Our energetic, innovative, and multidisciplinary faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and innovative research programs at the leading edge of computer science and engineering. We have long-standing collaborations with vibrant local, state, and national computer industries including Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Come and explore the small campus atmosphere where you can feel the sense of community, diversity, and intellectual vigor.

Admission Requirements:

All CECS major programs require that students meet the following specifications:

  • Completion of 24 or more semester hours of college-level work
  • 2.25 cumulative GPA at Wright State and in all academic work
  • C or higher in: ENG 1100 (or any Wright State Core first-year writing course)
  • C or higher in:
    • CS 1180
    • CS 1181
    • MTH 2570 or CS 2200

Educational Objectives:

Within five years after graduation, graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program shall

  • Demonstrate employer and peer-recognized expertise as computing professionals with the ability to analyze, design, and evaluate solutions to complex computational problems.
  • Demonstrate adaptability to evolving technology and workforce needs through sustained learning applicable to the computer science discipline through self-study, professional training programs, and graduate education.
  • Demonstrate engagement in social, ethical, professional, and leadership responsibilities to the discipline through professional societies and computing and engineering-related activities within the greater community.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding focused on software theory and development skills, project management, and contemporary software development tools/paradigms.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and working with others of diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete the B.S. in computer science will have an ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to 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.

For additional information:

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 40 Hours

Mathematics: 4 Hours

Global Traditions: 6 hours


Arts/Humanities: 3 hours

Social Science: 6 hours

Natural Science: 8 Hours

Select two of the following laboratory science courses:

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours

II. Computer Science and Engineering Courses: 58 Hours

A. Required Computer Science Courses: 17 Hours

B. Required Computer Engineering Courses: 20 Hours

C. CS/CEG Electives (3000 level or higher): 21 Hours

At least 15 hours must be at the 4000 level

III. Mathematics and Statistic Courses: 10 Hours

IV. General Electives: 12 Hours

Electives may be from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.