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Department of Computer Systems and Software Engineering

Department Chair: Susan Pfeifer

Administrative Assistant: Kelly Spanier

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Department Office
McFarland Hall 138


Explore our programs

Hands-on work with advanced software is how our students prepare for exciting careers in information systems. Working with faculty in small class sizes means our students get the one-on-one attention they need while enabling them to make important connections with stakeholders. With a 100% job placement rate, CSSE students can join alumni who have gone on to work on high-profile companies such as Microsoft and Digi-Key, or intern at similar places like Fast Track to boost their marketability. Join our growing program to earn your degree in a high-demand field.

Learning Outcomes

  • When our students feel a part of our academic community they dedicate themselves to their studies, persevere through challenges, and reach success. We celebrate together in their accomplishments.
  • We treat each other with respect, seek opportunities to engage in the work of the department, provide or support leadership, and strive for continuous improvement in our courses and programs.
  • We welcome interactions with our community, industry, and academic stakeholders. We take ideas under advisement and identify program improvements for the betterment of society.
  • We encourage healthy lifestyles and respect individual needs to care for our bodies, minds, and souls. Taking care of ourselves allows us to be fully engaged while doing our jobs.

Faculty & Staff

Meet our faculty and staff

Meet the people behind your program—the master balancers of research, teaching, and mentorship—who will support you throughout your time as a student.

Next Steps

You’re ready to study computer systems and software engineering at VCSU. What’s next? Visit the links below to become a Viking.