College of Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering

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About the Department

The field of Computer Science is enjoying a surge in popularity as students are drawn to strong career prospects in the computing field for 2014 and beyond. The Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) program at Seattle University offers you a unique learning environment to start your computing career, including attentive instruction, meaningful coursework and opportunities to gain industry experience and contacts in the technology capital of the Pacific Northwest.

The CSSE Department seeks to prepare students for careers that require sophisticated programming and computer applications in industrial, scientific, technical or educational settings, and to incorporate into the programs the principles and techniques of software engineering. The programs provides solid foundations for understanding the changing roles of computers in society and encourages students to apply their knowledge to solving a variety of problems through laboratory and project activities.


Why Computer Science at Seattle University?

The CSSE Program at Seattle University offers:

  • Small Class Sizes and Superior Quality of Instruction
  • Real-World Industry Experience through the Senior Capstone Project
  • Opportunities in the Technology Capital of the Pacific Northwest
  • The First Step Along a Rewarding Career Path

Launch your computer science career at Seattle University! 

Iliana Sach's story is part of the 2014 Seattle University Graduate Viewbook video series.

Upcoming Information Sessions (Please RSVP)

SU Open House

  • Oct 14, 2016: 4:30-6:00pm in Student Center
  • Jan 21, 2017: 9:30-11:00am in Student Center
  • April TBD

CSSE Grad Info Session

  • Nov 14, 2016: 4:30-6:00pm in ENGR 501
  • Feb 13, 2017: 4:30-6:00pm in ENGR 501
  • March 13, 2017: 4:30-6:00pm in ENGR 501
  • May 8, 2017: 4:30-6:00pm in ENGR 501
  • June 5, 2017: 4:30-6:00pm in ENGR 501

Or schedule an appointment through Michael Smith at