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    Welcome to the Monmouth University Computer Science and Software Engineering Department Web site.

    As technology continues to permeate every aspect of society, the demand for skilled, educated software and hardware designers is skyrocketing. While the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs available by 2020, colleges are currently only producing 30 percent of the graduates needed to fill those positions. Read more about this trend.

    Students who choose to study computer science prepare themselves for plentiful opportunities to land high-paying jobs after graduation. A 2014 survey by The National Association of Colleges and Employers found that computer science graduates receive an average starting salary of $61,741 annually.

    Our department offers a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum that prepares students to be industry leaders in computing or software engineering. The department features a minor in Information Technology designed to provide technical literacy for non-technological students across multiple majors.

    All programs in the CSSE department are consistent with Monmouth University's goals to provide an innovative learning environment coupled with unique opportunities for students to not only break into dynamic fields, but to be trendsetters and decision makers in them.

    • Our BS in Computer Science focuses on the science of computing and programming and is a well-established program with graduates holding prestigious positions in companies that are household names.

    • Our BS in Software Engineering focuses on engineering of solutions to customer problems using software. It is unique in that it is one of only 22 programs of its nature in the country to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    • Our MS programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering have been in place for more than 20 years. Our continuing graduate study programs offer opportunities to specialize in many areas including computer networks, databases, network security, telecommunications, information systems and management, embedded systems, and organizational management.

    • Our newest graduate program, the MS in Information Systems (MS-IS), has been offered since Fall 2014. The Monmouth MS-IS program integrates information technology (IT) and business management at the graduate level to train students to enter and be successful in local IT sectors as information system designers, developers or administrators.

    We hope that these Web pages will help to inform you about the activities of our diversely talented faculty, staff, and students, as well as the numerous educational opportunities available in our department.