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Land your dream job with a computer science degree from CWU.

Our robust program, just two hours east of Seattle, prepares students for some of the hottest careers in the country. Computer science grads land internships and jobs with leading companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, and Amazon.

Work with our specialized faculty in state-of-the art facilities to master:

  • software engineering
  • computational science         
  • robotics
  • data visualization
  • cybersecurity
  • computer vision
  • machine learning
  • big data analytics
  • data mining

Samuelson HallThe Computer Science Department’s mission is to prepare students for living in and helping build a society increasingly affected by information technology. From basic technological literacy to the development of problem-solving skills, the General Education program will prepare students to understand the ethical and social impact of computing on society and the use of computing technology as they contribute to the modern world.

Through experience, knowledge, and skills ranging from basic theory through experimental techniques to engineering methodology, the Computer Science degree programs will prepare students to be productive citizens who contribute in many ways to the information society that forms the backbone of much of the industry and business in the state of Washington.

Computer Science faculty and students working in partnership with each other and with interdisciplinary colleagues will help address significant local, regional, and national problems through the use of this flexible, robust discipline.

CWU Computer Science Students Develop App for Ford Motor Company
Students pose with the car they developed software forFive Central Washington University computer science students were presented with a monumental task—create a vehicle charging station application (app) for real-world use. The student’s capstone project—the culmination of their CWU education—was sponsored and overseen by the Ford Motor Company and developed in just 10 weeks.


Computer Science students mastering latest in data security
CS Capstone Project team for data securityPreventing tampering with sensitive data is the challenge facing security experts worldwide. Because of that, cybersecurity is an area of rapid employment growth.


Computer Science Teaching Endorsement
computer science bianary digits in circle
Starting in the fall, Central Washington University will become the first university in Washington State offering its students a computer science teaching endorsement.


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