Computer Science,

Software Engineering

Major & Minor

As a Computer Science, Software Engineering major, Bushnell University will provide students a variety of career opportunities by offering both the fundamental principles of programming and development, while presenting corresponding knowledge of software development, methodology, best-practices, problem solving, and strategic thinking.

With hands-on, pragmatic courses covering industry needs and real-world scenarios, students will be immediately ready to contribute to the organizations they join. The program aims to prepare students to launch into careers in technology with purpose and passion, enabling students to navigate the technology landscape, continue lifelong learning, and become leaders within their organizations.

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Why Choose Bushnell?

The Computer Science, Software Engineering major will prepare students to interpret complex data information and how it is organized. You’ll also study the historical and societal impact of technological advances, which will guide you being succesful in today’s technology landscape.

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles of programming, data structures, networks, and databases
  • Exhibit proficiency in software development methodologies
  • Exhibit a capacity to collaboratively work within and contribute to a team
  • Show depth in several key technical areas including web technologies, object-oriented
    programming, databases, networking, and the command-line
  • Demonstrate the ability to efficiently self-learn new technologies and techniques
  • Be prepared for graduate studies in computer science fields

Accelerated Dual Pathway (4+1)

The Accelerated Dual Pathway at Bushnell University enables students to achieve a bachelor’s and a master’s degree within a span of five years. This program offers Bushnell students an accelerated application procedure, a smooth transition, and significant time efficiency.

Visit our Accelerated Dual Degree Pathways page for more information.

Highlighted Courses

SFTE 101 Web Methodologies

Survey of front-end web technologies including HTML5, CSS, and
JavaScript. Specifically, topics will include understanding the document-object-model, browser debugger tools, and the core of the JavaScript language including variables, control flow, functions, scoping, and
basic classes. In addition, students will understand the steps involved in fetching and rendering of a URL.

SFTE 320 Networking & the Cloud

This two part semester-long course starts with general networking
including the abstract seven layer OSI model, TCP/IP, modern routing of data across routers, and public
key cryptography & certificates. The second part of this course covers cloud technologies including
popular cloud-hosting providers, server and system setup, serverless technologies, scalability, and
security topics such as access control best practices.


Beacon Points of Pride

  • 100% of traditional undergraduates students graduate with at least 135 hours of field experience
  • 190 company and school internship and field experience partners
  • The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) reported a 100-percent pass rate for Bushnell students on the national exams (NCE & NCMHE) over the last year. Bushnell students score on average higher than the national averages on 12 of the 14 exam areas
  • According to, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, Bushnell University is ranked 2nd in the state of Oregon among fully accredited universities and colleges

Career Opportunities

Careers with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering include:

  • Software and Systems Architect
  • Software and System Engineer
  • App Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Software Programmer, Developer, and Tester
  • Requirements Engineer
  • Project Leader
  • Senior Computer Applications Engineer

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Latrissa Lee Neiworth, Ed.D.

“Nearly every industry uses technology in some way today to develop software, design websites, and manage databases. Bushnell University’s Computer Science degree provides a solid foundation for these in-demand skills, combining technical learning with purpose.

Students in our software engineering program build a well-rounded foundation, with courses challenging their technical knowledge but also supported through the university’s mission of wisdom, faith and service.  Students leaving our program will enter into the computer science profession with both soft and hard skills, able to better navigate today’s challenging work world.”