Playing a video game, downloading MP3s, or talking on a cell phone depend on software. Computer scientists design, analyze and develop software for the computer systems and networks that power today's world. Software applications include personal computing, entertainment systems, and life-critical applications such as medical and flight systems. Computer scientists are the people that develop this software, which requires a high degree of specialization. The computer science program at Southeast is one of only five programs in Missouri to hold accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, (http://www.abet.org).