College of Arts and Sciences

BS in Computer Science and Engineering

At a Glance

This program helps you open up career options by studying both computer science and computer engineering. You take exciting classes in programming, coding, design and analysis, computation, and electrical engineering.

Full Time
Rolling Admission

Degrees Offered

Total Credits

Bachelor of Science



Computer Science and Engineering is our newest major within the department that helps you open up your career options by studying both computer science (software) and computer engineering (hardware). You take exciting classes in programming, coding, design and analysis, computation, and electrical engineering.

About the Major


The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) program provides a solid foundation in computer engineering combined with a strong groundwork in software design and development. Our program will give you a thorough understanding of how software is synthesized with hardware, giving you a complete understanding of how a computer works. This strong foundation prepares you to address any computing system challenge across the software-hardware spectrum. In addition, our expert faculty support you with one-on-one instruction and academic advising.

Degree Requirements  

You must complete a total of 96 credits that includes a combination of core computer science, mathematics, science, and engineering courses.

Required Courses

Among the required courses are:

  • Fundamentals of Computing I and II
  • Architecture and Assembly Language  
  • Calculus I and II
  • Differential Equations  
  • Engineering and Design
  • Digital System Logic
  • College Chemistry I
  • Calculus-Based Physics   

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives describe our graduates’ expected accomplishments during the first few years following their graduation from the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) program. In order to meet the CSE Program Educational Objectives, our graduates:

1.  Attain a productive and challenging career in the computer science and engineering industry, government, academia, and is able to work collaboratively with peers;

2.  Solve complex computing and engineering problems by applying principles of computing and engineering and other professional skills and foundation;

3.  Are aware of societal aspects, ethical issues, and professional responsibility in computing and engineering practice, and have the ability to make informed judgement by applying ethical and legal principles;

4.  Are proficient in designing, developing, and assessing innovative systems and solutions that satisfy the computing and engineering requirements using hardware and software integration;

5.  Promote the product and services produced by computing and engineering needs through effective communication and teamwork;

6.  Continue to learn, and adapt to technological and cultural change.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Student Learning Outcomes

The following ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission Student Learning Outcomes describe the skills and knowledge acquired by CSE graduates:
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions   
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) Student Learning Outcomes

The following ABET Computing Accreditation Commission Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) describe the skills and knowledge acquired by CSE graduates:
  • 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.

Career Outlook

 Some of the careers you can prepare for are:

  • Hardware architect and engineer
  • Network architect
  • Systems engineering
  • Information security analyst

Daniel Baqaeen

Computer Science and Engineering , '22

Daniel is considering multiple software engineer positions which will allow him to work remotely and travel the country before he decides where he wants to live. Daniel is also a recipient of the 2022 Senior Regents Honors Award which recognizes high-performing students.

Daniel says he chose to study computer science and engineering because he wants to be a part of the fast-growing tech industry and have an impact on the world and says UHart’s program allowed him to learn valuable coding skills and advance his knowledge in algorithms. Read more.

Amanda '21 and Rachel '22 Liang

Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering,

Not only do sisters Amanda (right) and Rachel share an interest in computing sciences, but they also worked as software engineer interns for General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) in Groton, Connecticut. Amanda majored in computer science and has worked for EB every summer and winter semester break since 2019. She is joining the company as a software engineer and hopes to enroll in its technical education program. Rachel is a computer science and engineering major and is continuing her internship this summer. Read more.

My classes definitely contributed to my ability to learn new concepts and languages independently and confidently,” says Rachel.

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