Computing drives innovation in science, engineering, business, entertainment and education. Rewarding opportunities are abundant in a range of transformative and exciting industries with job projections promising decades of ample demand for computing graduates. Joining the Computer Science department at Seattle University you enter a community with an outstanding opportunity, responsibility, and dedication toward making our world a better place. We educate the next generation of software engineers and computer scientists with strong leadership and communication skills—all empowered to be leaders for a just and humane world.
A dynamic learning environment with small classes, a state of the art curriculum, and personalized and attentive instruction and mentorships are a hallmark of Seattle University education. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer specializations that allow you to follow your own interests. We also offer a Career Change Certificate program geared toward those interested in shifting careers by obtaining a Master’s degree in computer science, and pursuing opportunities in the tech industry or entering a doctoral program.
Located in the heart of Seattle, Seattle University is the largest and most culturally diverse independent university in the Northwest. Our campus, located in close proximity to technology powerhouses, enables us to work closely with companies such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, PACCAR, Nordstrom, and Costco. Students work with mentors, gain real world project experiences, and are surrounded by exciting career opportunities. Our department is renowned for the year-long industry-sponsored experiential learning program coordinated by our award-winning Project Center. This experience prepares our students to be effective leaders, communicators, and competitive candidates for rewarding careers in the Seattle tech industry and beyond.
Each year the Computer Science department awards exemplary students who embody the values driving technological advancement and innovation in the field of software engineering.
Congratulations to Professor Sheila Oh, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals program for her recognition as the 2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the College of Science and Engineering.
Seattle University Computer Science Teams place 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 2018 IASA IT Architecture Competition winning over $10,000.