Welcome to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

We are delighted that you are considering continuing your education at Michigan State University. We offer three exciting Bachelor of Science degree programs.

Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science program prepares students for careers developing the computer software systems of tomorrow, from embedded systems in automobiles to desktop applications to mobile devices and the World Wide Web.

Computational Data Science Bachelor of Science in Computational Data Science

The Computational Data Science program prepares students for careers applying and developing tools that support the data needs of tomorrow, from the intelligence in self-driving vehicles to business intelligence systems to opportunities not yet foreseen.

Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering program is jointly administered with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Computer Engineering prepares students for careers developing both the hardware and software of computer systems, with an emphasis on the interaction of software and hardware. They can be computer architects, real time system design engineers, applications engineers, data communications engineers, project engineers, production engineers, telecommunications engineers, and solid state engineers.

Future Engineers

We invite you to explore the MSU College of Engineering Future Engineers web site. You’ll find information about the MSU campus, overviews of programs and laboratories, and advice from alumni and current students. We provide a page with computing recommendations for incoming students.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering program highlights include:

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MSU has a beautiful 5,200-acre campus, over 500 student organizations, and 240 study abroad programs on all continents in more than 60 countries.

Our students and alumni describe campus as a friendly environment where they have always felt welcome. Whether your passion is research, technology, volunteering, sports, or just relaxing outdoors, we believe that MSU is a place you’ll be glad to call home.

Ford design team, Design Day 2007, MSU Union


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail Billy Massey or Elizabeth Kubias, our undergraduate academic advisers. Please enter “prospective student” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Thank you for your interest in MSU! We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

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