Prospective Students

Why Computer Science/Software Engineering?

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering provides students with knowledge and skills that span the range from theory through programming to cutting-degree development of software and computing solutions. This expertise lead to careers in fast-growing, high-paying, in-demand fields such as software development, computer networking, cybersecurity/digital forensics, and data science.

Why the Bachelor of Computer Science/Software Engineering at BGSU?

Small class sizes and highly qualified professors provide for a strong and interactive learning environment for students to gain the necessary expertise to succeed in high-demand occupations. The strength and uniqueness of our program are:

  • Preparing students for high paying, in-demand jobs;
  • Delivering a continuously evolving curriculum by dedicated faculty;
  • Fostering a comprehensive and collaborative student-centered learning environment;
  • Offering hands-on learning experience such as internships, co-ops, research projects, and service learning experiences;
  • Providing a multilayer advising structure for student success;
  • Supporting active student organizations for professional development and networking;

Explore the degree programs and specializations we offer and other relevant information

Admission Requirement

To support student success, Computer Science and Software Engineering require additional admission criteria beyond the university’s admission requirement.  A student who wishes to declare the major of Computer Science or Software Engineering 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 equivalent.

(Students who don’t meet the above admission requirement can be admitted to Computer Science and Software Engineering following successful completion of BGSU Math 1220 or its equivalent.  Math 1220 does not count toward degree requirements for Computer Science or Software Engineering and the student is encouraged to connect with a CS faculty mentor for advising questions (e.g., other courses to take in the first semester with MATH 1220).  Refer to the admission decision letter for the CS faculty mentor information.)

Updated: 03/22/2023 05:10PM