We offer unique and flexible graduate programs in computer science and software engineering that will enhance your career in the technology capital of the Pacific Northwest.

Why Mathematics Could Be the Major for You

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Mathematics is the foundation for numerous fields of study, such as engineering, economics, and statistics. If you love the challenge of solving a difficult problem, then a degree in mathematics could be right for you. While working toward your degree, you’ll take classes in abstract theory and practical application. You’ll learn new tools and techniques for solving problems, and you may participate in advanced research projects.

Since mathematics is so integral to so many different fields, a degree in mathematics opens countless opportunities for your future career. You might consider becoming an actuary or a research analyst. If you prefer applied mathematics, you might consider being a climate analyst or a population ecologist. Many people choose to combine their mathematics degrees with degrees in other subject areas, such as computer science or engineering.

If you are considering a degree in mathematics, computer science, or engineering, consider applying to Seattle University's Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering. We’re proud to offer our students personalized attention and advanced technology. Call us today at (206) 452-2262 or visit our website for more information.

The Guide to Writing a Resume


Many students assume that because of their short job history, there is little information they can put on their resume to market themselves to potential employers. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Even if you held an entry level job in retail, you still learned valuable skills that may translate to a future career. Before you finish your computer science or software engineering degree, take advantage of your school’s advising department. Sit down with a career counselor, and brainstorm about your experiences and coursework for your resume.

Develop a Career Objective

Your career objective should be a specific statement of your intended career. For example, you might write that you would like to become a software engineer who specializes in project management. If you are not yet sure of your career objectives, it’s best to omit this section, rather than to write a vague statement.

List Your Education Information

A resume for college seniors or recent graduates should include education information near the top of the resume, underneath the career objective. You’ll need to list basic information such as your school, major, degree, and year of graduation. If you’ve earned a high GPA or any other academic acknowledgements, you can also list these. For example, you may mention membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Evaluate Your Job Experience

When listing your job experience, it’s a good idea to consider which types of skills you learned, rather than just your job description. For example, if you worked in retail, you developed valuable interpersonal communication skills. If you babysat for multiple families, you ran your own child care business.

When you enroll in a computer science or software engineering degree program at Seattle University's Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, you gain the support of dedicated faculty members and advisors who are committed to helping you succeed. Prospective computer science and software engineering students are invited to visit our beautiful campus in Seattle. Or, give us a call at (206) 452-2262 to learn more.

What to Expect from Our Civil & Environmental Engineering Program

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When you enroll in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program at Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, you’ll develop a solid foundation for a successful career. Civil and environmental engineers strive to improve quality of life for a population via infrastructure projects. They may work in sub-disciplines such as water resources engineering, geotechnical, or transportation fields.

This degree program provides graduates with the knowledge they need in mathematics, engineering sciences, and social sciences. Our graduates hone their written and oral communication skills, and they learn to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Those who graduate from this degree program understand the intrinsic value of professional development and lifelong learning. Many of our civil and environmental engineering graduates pursue advanced degrees and obtain professional licensure.

For information about earning your degree from our Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, contact Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering. You can speak with a friendly admissions representative by calling (206) 452-2262 or you can visit our website for information about our other degree programs, including computer science and software engineering. 

What Should You Wear to a Job Interview?

First impressions are significant in the hiring process. At your job interview, make a good first impression by dressing professionally. Limit your piercings to no more than one per ear—and avoid other types of piercings, such as lip or nose piercings. Avoid wearing revealing clothing and flashy, noisy jewelry. Instead, choose conservative jewelry such as small hoops or stud earrings.

For more helpful tips on dressing appropriately for your job interview, watch this video. This style expert discusses a few more “don’ts” and several “do’s” for assembling your professional wardrobe. She also reminds job hunters to check themselves in a mirror before heading out the door.

When you enroll in a degree program at Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, you can take advantage of our extensive career services department. Call our Seattle campus at (206) 452-2262 and ask us about our computer science degree program.

A Look at Our Pre-Health Advising Services

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At Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, we consider education to be a partnership between students and faculty members. To help students succeed and reach their academic goals, we offer Advising Services Offices for students in pre-health programs, computer science degree programs, software engineering programs, and our other degree programs. Keep reading to find out what you can expect from services at our Pre-Health Advising Office.

Who Can Use Our Pre-Health Advising Services

The Pre-Health Advising Office has an open door policy for any student or prospective student who is curious about pursuing a career in the health fields. Current students in our Post-Baccalaureate and Pre-Professional Health Certificate programs are also encouraged to take advantage of our advising services.

How We Can Help

Dr. Rebecca K. Pazdral, pre-health advisor, is here to support students work through a diverse range of issues. You can consider Dr. Pazdral to be your coach to guide you along your path to graduation and lifelong success. At the Pre-Health Advising Office, you can receive advice and guidance regarding your academic goals, career ambitions, and much more. You can learn about fulfilling academic requirements prior to registration, or you can receive referrals to clinical opportunities and summer programs. If you find yourself struggling with your current degree program, we’re here to help you.

How to Arrange a Meeting

Although meeting with an advisor isn’t mandatory, it is strongly recommended. Try to arrange a meeting at least once per year, or better yet, once per term. You can schedule a meeting by calling Dr. Pazdral directly (contact information is available on our website) or stop by ENGR 300. You could also take advantage of drop-in hours, which are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from two to four p.m.

Graduates of the pre-health, computer science, and software engineering programs available at Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering can enjoy fulfilling, lucrative careers in their chosen fields. If you would like to begin the admissions process, call our Seattle campus at (206) 452-2262. You could also learn more about our pre-health, computer science, and software engineering degree programs on our website.

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