Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science and Engineering Department

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering.


At Shippensburg University, the study of computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering as intellectual disciplines does not occur in a vacuum. Rather, study is oriented toward practical applications of computer science theory and methodology. As a result, the department feels part of its responsibility is to assist students in the concrete task of learning programming languages suitable for a variety of tasks.

Our introductory courses develop mastery in both Java and C so that our students are well-versed in both object-oriented and structured design. These languages are used in many courses throughout the remainder of the curriculum. In addition, all students will gain some knowledge of a variety of other languages (e.g., SQL in Database Management Systems).

Computer Science and Engineering Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in hardware and software development as a programmer, engineer or systems analyst have been and are predicted to be very favorable. The work environment and income potential are highly attractive. Opportunities exist among all employers, especially business and industry, government, science, and education.

Internships and co-ops are available for students to gain practical experience, and students are highly encouraged to participate in them.




      Computer EngineeringComputer ScienceElectrical EngineeringEngineeringMechanical EngineeringSoftware Engineering

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