WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (CSE)?
This major is part of the Math and Engineering Exploration Group
This program produces graduates with a broad perspective in both software and hardware topics pertinent to computing systems. It provides the foundation and specialized knowledge necessary to analyze, design, and evaluate system software, utility programs, and software-hardware architectures. The program is supported by study in mathematics, science, and engineering. This allows students to design hardware and software solutions for a wide variety of application domains. Students gain hands-on experience in the laboratory courses accompanying classroom work and develop design skills in course work beginning in the first two years. Design experience continues in junior and senior years in the areas of software engineering and in applications areas of the student’s choosing, culminating in the one-semester Senior Design Project course.
The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers to design and develop new hardware and software systems and to incorporate new technologies. These workers— computer systems analysts, engineers, and scientists—encompass a wide range of computer-related occupations. Computer Science and Engineering majors can have professions as computer professionals with a wide range of varying responsibilities, including designing computers and the software that runs them; developing information technologies; and developing and adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is very competitive and requires a strong GPA (3.4 desired) along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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CSE 1010 - Introduction to Computing for Engineers (Major Requirement)
MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry 1 (Major Requirement) Gen ED: CA 3-LAB
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