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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Athens, OH 45701

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Russ College of Engineering and Technology

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Athens, OH

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120 Chubb Hall
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Athens, OH 45710

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Computer Science  

Computer science is associated with the development and analysis of computer software, computer algorithms, and computing technologies. Most "information age" technologies — e-mail, Web browsing, e-commerce — are the end result of years of work by computer scientists and engineers. Computer science encompasses computer graphics, computer networking, software engineering, databases, operating systems, artificial intelligence, computer security, compilers, and many other areas.

Career Opportunities

Career possibilities for computer science graduates are many. Most Russ College graduates become computer scientists in a range of industries, such as computer software, networking, consulting, insurance, and banking. Graduates have gone on to work for such high-profile companies as Microsoft,, GE, NCR, Boeing, and Lexis-Nexis. While starting salaries vary widely, computer science graduates are typically well-paid. The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that the average annual salary for computer science graduates was more than $50,000.


Our Faculty

The School of EECS has more than 30 faculty with Ph.D.s in electrical engineering, computer science, or closely related disciplines. Computer science faculty hold doctoral degrees in computer science from well-respected institutions such as Stanford, Purdue, and Case-Western Reserve. They have substantial experience in the industry, and some regularly consult with industrial and governmental agencies. Ongoing faculty endeavors include research in bioinformatics, computer algorithms, networking, operating systems, computer vision, massively multiplayer computer gaming, artificial intelligence, real-time systems, software engineering, and medical imaging. All faculty are closely involved with the undergraduate program. To learn more about our faculty, click here.



Bachelor of Science, computer science

Bachelor of Science, electrical engineering

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology educates well-rounded professionals with both technical and team-project skills. Enrolling approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and almost 300 graduate students, the Russ College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science, and industrial technology. Strategic research areas include bioengineering, energy and the environment, and smart civil infrastructure. Named for alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife Dolores, the Russ College is home of the Russ Prize, one of the top three engineering prizes in the world.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.