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School of Science

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Welcome to the Monmouth University Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

Department Updates: Undergraduate Program Name Changes Effective Fall 2018

ABET-accredited Computer Science program previously known as the Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Advanced Computing will be known as the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science program previously known as the Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Applied Computing (non-ABET) will be known as the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

As the fabric of society is increasingly interwoven with technology, the world is experiencing unprecedented demand for skilled, educated software designers and developers. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that employment of software developers will grow 24 percent from 2016-2026, with over 1.5 million software development jobs available by 2026. Colleges and universities are currently only producing 30 percent of the graduates needed to fill those positions.

Students who study computer science and software engineering are placing themselves in the ideal position to pursue plentiful employment opportunities, many of them among the highest-paying jobs for new college graduates. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported in their Winter 2018 Salary Survey that engineering and computer science degree graduates are expected to command the highest starting salaries at the bachelor’s-degree level. Starting salaries for Engineering degrees are projected to average $66,521, while the average of computer science graduate starting salaries is $66,005.

Monmouth University’s Computer Science & Software Engineering (CSSE) department offers multiple degree options at various levels.

  1. Our comprehensive undergraduate curriculum prepares students to be industry leaders in computing or software engineering through Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts offerings; please see below for more details about our three undergraduate majors.
  2. For students who prefer to blend computing and/or technology with a non-computing major, the department also offers two minors: a minor in Computer Science and a minor in Information Technology. The IT Minor is designed to provide technical literacy for non-technological students, and is one of the largest minor programs on campus.
  3. Our growing graduate curriculum offers three graduate programs with multiple degree options (including 5-year undergraduate/graduate degrees). These programs include a Master of Science in Software Engineering, a Master of Science in Computer Science and our newest offering, the innovative Master of Science in Information Systems, offering a Management and a Technology track.

Please explore our department site to discover more information about the activities of our diverse, talented faculty, staff, and students, and the numerous educational opportunities available in our department. We also welcome prospective students to visit our beautiful campus and engage with current students and faculty on an in-person visit.