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2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog

School of Engineering

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The School of Engineering operates under the College of Arts & Sciences and offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering, Bachelor of Science degree in electric engineering, Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical 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 Science B.S./M.S. 4+1 Program

Shippensburg University undergraduates may obtain an advanced degree through a 4+1 B.S./M.S. option. For 4+1 students, the two 500-level courses taken in the spring of their senior year will count as electives in their B.S. program and cannot be substituted for any course in their concentration and these courses cannot replace core courses in the B.S.

Engineering B.S. / M.B.A 4+1 Program

Well-qualified engineering students have the opportunity to complete a Master’s in Business Administration in two additional semesters and one or two summers of enrollment beyond their B.S. program.  Interested students apply to the program during their junior year. Students seeking to enroll in the program must also be admitted to the graduate program and maintain a 3.0 grade point average at the time they begin their final undergraduate semester.




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