Software Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences

221 Hayes Hall, 419-372-2337

Software engineers are in high demand in a wide variety of fields, including business, communications, health care, and government. Graduates are well suited to work on diverse software engineering teams, designing and building complex and high-quality software systems. The software engineering major focuses study on the methodologies, processes, and tools necessary to design, develop, and maintain software as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Admission Requirement

A student who wishes to declare the major of Software Engineering under either the Bachelor of Science must meet one of the following admission criteria:

  • SAT - prior to March 2016: a score of 520 or higher on the Math section; or
  • SAT - starting March 2016: a score of 550 or higher on the Math section; or
  • ACT - an ACT Math score of 22 or higher; or
  • Prior completion of MATH 99 or MATH 1210, or the equivalent.

Program Educational Objectives

Within five years after graduation, the graduates of the Bachelor of Science Software Engineering program at Bowling Green State University will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Advance their careers or pursue graduate studies in the highly dynamic and in demand field of software engineering and its related fields;
  • Acquire new skills and master new technologies in order to successfully approach and engineer practical solutions to real-world problems;
  • Participate in culturally diverse teams, becoming global collaborators and adapting to an ever-changing field.

Learning Outcomes

By the time of graduation, the students in the Software Engineering major at Bowling Green State University are expected to have:

  • 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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusions;
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

Transfer courses included in the major carry a maximum of three hours of credit per course.

Students with a minor or joint major in MATH need not complete the MATH courses listed in "Other Requirements".

One departmentally approved internship (Fall, Spring, or Summer ) is required.

Major, Bachelor of Science (53 hours) - minor required - Spring 2021 course requirements

Updated: 04/04/2022 10:51AM