Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree offers a curriculum in the study of the software aspects of computer systems including the study of algorithms and data structures, programming languages, software methodology and tools, data management and analysis.


  • EXPERT: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing
  • AGILE: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies, including graduate studies.
  • ENGAGED: Graduates demonstrate appreciation for the professional, social, ethical and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • FOCUSED: Graduates have a set of software theory and development skills that emphasizes software construction, team-based project management, and experience with contemporary software development tools/paradigms.

Required Courses

Computer Science Courses (20 hours)

  • CS 1180 Computer Science I or CS 1161 Intro to Computer Programming II
  • CS 1181 Computer Science II
  • CS 3100 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 3180 Comparative Languages
  • CS 4000 Social Implications of Computing
  • CS 2210 Logic for Computer Scientists or CS 3200 Theoretical Foundations of Computing

Computer Engineering Courses (20 hours)

  • CEG 2350 Operating Systems Concepts and Usage
  • CEG 3310 Computer Organization
  • CEG 4410 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CEG 4350 Operating Systems Internals and Design
  • CEG 4980 Team Projects I
  • CEG 4981 Team Projects II

CS/CEG Electives (18 hours)

  • At least 12 hours must be at the 4000 level

Mathematics and Statistics Courses (9-11 hours)

  • MTH 2530 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MTH 2570 Discrete Math for Computing or CS 2200 Discrete Structures and their Algorithms
  • STT 3600 Applied Statistics I or ISE 2211 Statistics for Engineers

General Electives (11 hours)

  • Electives from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Wright State Core (40-42 hours)


Students who complete the BS in computer science will have:

  1. an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, coupled with an ability to analyze and interpret data, and report the results of the interpretation.
  3. an ability to apply design and development principles to design, implement, and evaluate software systems (computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs) of varying complexity to meet desired needs.
  4. an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
  6. an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively in written (prose as well as mathematical, scientific,and engineering notations in technical reports), graphical (diagrams, charts, visualizations, animations), and oral (discussions with colleagues, group meetings, and formal presentations) forms.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a contemporary global and societal context: relevant to being a productive and contributing citizen at the local, national, and international levels.
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning of computer science and related topics.
  10. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional computing practice such as software development environments, modern programming languages, and computer hardware components.
Important Information: 

If course is closed

  • Fill out the Registration Activity Form.
  • Obtain an approval signature from the Professor of the course.
  • Return to the Computer Science & Engineering Department to get the Department Approval Stamp.
  • Finally, take the form to the Registrar, located in Raider Connect in the Student Union.

If course is not closed and your are a Pre-Major or Non-Major

  • Fill out the Department of Computer Science & Engineering Request for Registration.
  • Turn into the Computer Science and Engineering Department.
  • The processing of your registration form will take 24-48 hours, in which you will be able to register online using Wings Express. You will ONLY be contacted if there is a problem.

To maintain satisfactory academic progress, undergraduate students with 12 or more attempted semester hours and graduate/doctoral students with 9 or more attempted semester hours must meet SAP requirements.

Boonshoft School of Medicine and School of Professional Psychology students are eligible for federal student aid provided they meet all academic stipulations defined by their professional program of study.

Wright State University's SAP Policy is used to determine your federal student aid eligibility only. It does not reflect your academic standing for continued enrollment in your program of study.

Students enrolling in Wright State University to study Computer Science or Computer Engineering may be admitted first into University College. Students will be admitted into the College of Engineering and Computer Science upon successful completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of 24 or more semester credit hours of college level work
  • 2.25 cumulative GPA at WSU and in all academic work
  • C or higher grade in:
    • ENG 1100 Academic Writing and Reading
    • C or higher in (CS 1180 or (CS 1160 and CS 1161)) and C or higher in CS 1181
    • MTH 2570 Discrete Mathematics for Computing OR CS 2200 Discrete Structures & Algorithms

The Undergraduate Thesis provides an opportunity for students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering to develop research skills and specialize in an area of interest in computer science or computer engineering.

To initiate an undergraduate research project, the student enrolls in independent study course(s) under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Upon mutual agreement between the student and the advisor, the student may continue the research and enroll in Undergraduate Thesis.

From Summer semester 2012 to Fall semester 2013 The Department of Computer Science and Engineering had 88 of the 176 enrolled students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

These enrolled students include sophomore, junior, and senior students who have met the minimum requirements for admission as full majors into our program.