• Getting to Know the Seattle University Dean of Admissions

    Establishing a rapport with admissions counselors can help you better determine the college that’s right for your needs. This video introduces Seattle University’s Dean of Admissions, Melore Nielsen, to students looking to pursue computer science or software engineering degrees.

    Melore Nielsen is a Seattle native, which speaks to her love for the city and its academic opportunities. She and the entire admissions staff at Seattle University take great pleasure in meeting prospective students in person and through their admission applications. During the admissions process, Nielsen takes a comprehensive approach to each applicant, considering both academic and outside interests.

    Would you like to speak with one of the admissions staff at Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering? Call us today at (206) 452-2262 for an appointment at our graduate school .

  • A Look at the Broad Range of Job Opportunities for Computer Science Majors

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    Having specialized skills such as those that a computer science degree can provide can make a college graduate a highly sought after employee in a variety of industries. As multiple fields become increasingly reliant on digital information and communication, the need for computer science graduates will continue to grow. If you are considering a computer science degree, you may find a future in any of the following occupations.

    Video Game Design

    How many people can say that their job doesn’t feel like work? When you attain a computer science degree for video game design, you may feel the same way. With a background in computer science, you can go on to pursue work in this ever-growing field. The popularity of video games continues to rise, and companies need individuals with the know-how to program the thousands of video games that come out each year.

    Creating Mobile Applications

    Smartphones and digital tablets have become everyday accessories. Many people rely heavily on these devices to gain immediate access to the dozens or even hundreds of applications that they have downloaded for work, family, finances, health, and pleasure. Both established companies and small startups have great demand for computer science experts who can help design mobile applications.

    Coordinating Electronic Healthcare Records

    On par with the growing video game and mobile application fields is the healthcare industry. Millions of Americans demand healthcare services every day, and to properly maintain patient wellness, hospitals, medical centers, and private practices must keep meticulous records of medical histories. Creating a digital system that can easily store medical records and make them instantly accessible to healthcare providers is a job with which computer science graduates can find security and success.

    Would you like to learn more about the professional opportunities that a computer science degree can offer? Call Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at (206) 452-2262 to speak with a representative at our graduate school. Seattle University offers computer science and software engineering degrees that can lead to long and fulfilling careers. 

  • Expert Advice for Balancing Working Responsibilities and Graduate School

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    Many people want to pursue a master’s degree to further their professional aspirations, yet cannot put their existing careers on hold to do so. As a result, they must study for that computer science or software engineering degree while simultaneously working a full time job or looking after their family. To be successful at each endeavor, it takes planning, patience, and reason. If you are heading to graduate school , you’ll find that the following tips can help you achieve what you set out to do.

    Know What You Can Handle

    Upon entering graduate school, you might be eager to get your degree so you can move forward in your career . However, taking on a class load beyond your capacity can result in a fast burnout and possibly even dropping out of school. If you cannot transition from a full time to part-time job while in graduate school, it may be in your best interest to attend classes on a part-time basis instead.

    Make Schedule Adjustments

    Once you begin graduate school, you will need to make some alterations to your existing schedule. That might mean giving up a favorite television show or turning down some social engagements. Though difficult at first, these changes will reward you with a master’s degree and greater job opportunities in the future.

    Ask for Help if You Need It

    Getting your computer science or software engineering degree is a worthwhile pursuit, but also one that may tax your time and energy along the way. If you feel yourself falling behind in class, seek out your professor or tutor for help. If your household responsibilities fall to the wayside, ask your spouse or sibling to get your groceries or do the laundry. Everyone needs help from time to time, so don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance when your stress levels are high and energy reserves are low.

    Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering can help you reach new levels of professional success. For more information on our graduate school programs, call (206) 452-2262. You can also visit our website to find out more about our admissions requirements and financial aid options. 

  • Exploring the Seattle University College of Science & Engineering Peer Mentoring Program


    Adjusting to college life can be a process. Who better to help you get through it than someone else in your shoes? That is the goal of the Science & Engineering Peer Mentoring Program at Seattle University. This program matches upper-department students with incoming freshmen and transfer students who are interested in science and engineering degrees to help them have smooth first-year experiences.

    The Peer Mentoring program is voluntary for new students, but a vast majority elects to take part. The mentors are here to help with all aspects of student life. Not only do they offer information about the science and engineering programs, but they also answer questions about student resources, course registration, and campus social life. Above all else, they are there to listen and support through all of the first-year jitters that are part of the college experience.

    At Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, the Peer Mentoring program is just one example of the commitment we have to ensuring all of our students thrive. Get all the information you need about our computer science and software engineering graduate programs by calling (206) 452-2262.