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Computer Science

Get the tools and skills you need for a high-paying job with well-respected employers.

Our graduates work to advance the common good through computing innovation and information security. Their potential impacts range from increasing computing efficiency and improving quality of life to informing policy legislation, deriving business intelligence solutions, improving health care and education, and combating cyber threats.

  • 100%

    job placement and acceptance into graduate school

  • $85,000

    median annual salary in 2019 based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics

  • ABET

    accredited by the Board for Engineering and Technology

High-Quality Education

  • Three Concentrations to Enhance Your Academic Experience
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Experiential Learning
  • Students can pursue concentrations to further their education in cyber defense, artificial intelligence and data science, and software engineering.

    Our students learn the latest cutting edge technology through hands-on experience in labs such as VR/AR, interactive media, intelligent systems security, cyberspace, cyber-physical systems, programming languages, and vision and mixed reality.

    Computer science majors complete a two-semester capstone project that allows students in their senior year to work with a company in the Dayton area. Students are assigned a problem and develop a solution that will benefit the company.


    Visit Campus

    Interested in learning more about computer science? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-3831. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    State-of-the-Art Facilities

    In spring 2021, the Department of Computer Science relocated to a newly renovated, 58,000-square-foot campus facility. Hathcock Hall is a stimulating academic environment that offers students cutting-edge research labs and active classroom space.

    Concentration in Cyber Defense

    Students gain the skills and experience needed to understand, prevent and operate cyber attacks.This program gives computer science majors background into theoretical aspects of cyber defense, but also provides practical experience in application development.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

    The BPM degree option allows undergraduate students majoring in computer science to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in five years. The undergraduate degree is earned in the first four years, with the master's degree being earned in the fifth year. BPM students are charged at the regular undergraduate tuition rate for their first four years, and are offered the discounted graduate tuition rate for the 24 semester hours of graduate coursework. During M.S. degree completion, several paid teaching opportunities are available.

    Association for Computing Machinery

    ACM is one of the world's largest organizations for computer scientists and people interested in computers. Our students participate in ACM events such as Hack The Box, an online hacking game by Google that teaches profitable and marketable cybersecurity skills, as well as electronic game development, design and analysis.

    Experiential Learning

    Real-World Experience

    Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


    Department of Computer Science

    Hathcock Hall, Room 122
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2160


    full-time faculty with doctoral degrees