Graduates of the Department of Computer Science are in very high demand and earn high starting salaries compared to other majors. Computer science is an exciting, challenging, and growing field that impacts the world daily. From a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science to Information Systems to Cybersecurity, we have a wide range of programs that will prepare you for a career which will allow you to make a difference in a growing and challenging field.

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If you want a career in computer science, information systems or cybersecurity, here you'll focus on your interests within a cohesive, collaborative department driven by industry-expert faculty. Conduct research, discover, develop new technology, and expand intelligent computing. Join us on this exciting journey into the world of technology. Bring bold ideas and be part of the next scientific breakthrough.

Computer Science by the Numbers

  • 11x

    Statewide Missouri Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions

    Southeast Missouri State University is the 11x defending champion of the Missouri Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. This statewide competition focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure in addition to examining the abilities of students to design, configure, and protect a network over an entire semester.

  • 2

    State-of-the-Art Research Facilities

    One of the many research facilities on campus is the Cyber Range, an interactive, remote-accessible computational platform of virtualized digital resources which can be weaved together to aid and solve experimental, research, educational, and operational challenges of cyber-enabled systems offering educational content delivery and collaboration. The Department of Computer Science also maintains a separate OpenStack deployment dedicated for faculty and graduate student research called the Research Cluster, offering 200 cores with a total of 300GB of RAM, and 12TB of storage.

  • 100%

    Students Graduate with Internships

    Students earn experiential learning through hands-on work in their field of study while connecting classroom concepts to real-world situations. This professional experience does more than add to your resume, it helps you build connections in your industry.

  • $120k+

    Median Annual Salary

    Students who graduate with a degree in Computer Science earn on average over $120k annually according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The program objectives and outcomes includes a 100% graduation rate.

Expert Faculty

Join our expert faculty on a journey to grow in your industry. With real-world experience and research-driven knowledge, our faculty are here to support students and help them become career-ready.

Course Rotation

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Computer Recommendations

Mac users could encounter issues with some of the software used for courses. Please check our computer recommendations for our courses.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Computer Science Program Criteria.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Cybersecurity Program Criteria.

A Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) has met the requirements set by the sponsor of the program, the National Security Agency. For more information, please visit the CAE-C's website and learn what it means to be a CAE in Cybersecurity.


Accreditations and Designations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Computing Accreditation Commission logo
  • National Security Agency logo
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
  • official Centers of academic excellence in cybersecurity community logo
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