MAJOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CONCENTRATION

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Program Description

Software engineering involves designing, implementing, and maintaining computer programs. Developing modern software systems requires more than programming skills and core computer science concepts. It requires software engineering skills, which are in high demand in the software industry.

The Software Engineering concentration focuses on the concepts, techniques, and tools necessary for software analysis, design, testing, maintenance, and teamwork. Courses will include hands-on work with the software engineering tools used in industry.

This concentration combines a rigorous computer science degree with courses in software design, software testing, project management, and system analysis and design.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will be able to:

Work effectively in teams to develop computational solutions to complex problems.

Communicate technical ideas effectively in writing and verbally.

Confidently pursue graduate studies or professional employment in software engineering and computer science.

Potential Occupations

In addition to the career opportunities open to all computer science graduates, the software engineering concentration opens career paths that include:

Software developer, software architect, full-stack developer, software project manager, database programmer, computer systems analyst, web developer, computer and information systems manager, UX designer, cloud engineer, mobile application developer, and educator.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Welcome to the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University, where the next generations of scientists and leaders discover right alongside accomplished researchers and teachers. Our mission is to provide innovative programs of excellence in education, research, and outreach. We are guided by the principles of inclusiveness and integrity. The college is committed to providing a positive educational experience for each student, an environment of growth and achievement for each faculty and staff member, significant new knowledge within the sciences, and scientific and mathematics literacy for society. Discovery begins here. –Janice L. Nerger, Ph.D., Dean Read less