EXPLORE THE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Immerse in game design, virtual reality, software applications - software engineering being one of the fastest growing industries - it touches nearly every aspect of our lives and every sector of our economy. Students have a chance to work directly with some of the most advanced visualization and computer graphics available, not to mention vast career opportunities and open doors to some of the top tech companies in the world.

Software Engineering is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Program Features

  • AVERAGE STARTING SALARY - $63,600 - $80,825
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  • FASTEST GROWING CAREER FIELD
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  • 30% INCREASE IN DEMAND OVER THE NEXT DECADE
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  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPER RANKED IN TOP 6 CAREERS

REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.

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A FEW CLASSES YOU’LL TAKE

With knowledge in the areas of programming, database management, and networking standards, your opportunities for working in your favorite technology industry are at your fingertips. Electives include, but are not limited to: 

  • E-Business
  • Data Warehouse and Mining
  • Gaming and Game Development
  • 3D Simulation Programming
  • Website Development

ADD A MINOR

Students in this program can also seek a minor in Information Technology Management or a minor in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  • Financial And E-commerce Systems
  • Network-centric Systems
  • Gaming, 3D Modeling & Simulation

CAREER PATHS

Take your knowledge into careers such as database administrator, network systems analyst, and computer software engineer. Many of our interns and graduates land jobs at Amazon, NASA, Thrivent Financial, Microsoft, and Medtronic.

On-Campus Software Engineering

at a glance...

Gain knowledge in our Undergraduate Collaborative Learning and Experiential Applied Research Lab

Access to industry-leading software

Prepare yourself to work in one of the fastest growing industries

Explore careers in management, data warehousing, game development, and much more

A strong and technology-inspired curriculum

Learn the necessary skills to succeed in today’s technology-driven society

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REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.

At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

YOUR FUTURE PROFESSORS

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Associate Professor
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Teaching Specialist

Student Stories

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