STEUBENVILLE – Recognizing the demand for ethically trained leaders in the fields of computer science and information technology, the Franciscan University of Steubenville has developed a new software engineering program that begins in the fall semester.
The program takes a systematic and engineering-based approach to the software industry and emphasizes hands-on experiential learning. Professors with over 20 years of software engineering experience help students secure internships for valuable experience that can lead to immediate employment after graduation.
With four additional courses, software engineering majors can earn a concentration in cybersecurity, one of the most in-demand software fields. Students of other majors, such as computer science, may benefit from the program with a minor in cybersecurity and a minor in software engineering.
“Graduates can rest assured that the academic and ethics training incorporated into the university’s software engineering program will help them enter this growing job market. “ said Derek Doroski, director of the school’s engineering program. “In addition, the program’s emphasis on high ethical standards will allow students to pass the required security clearances and be entrusted by their employers with handling sensitive information.”
The courses of the program include “Ethics in cyberspace” and “Catholicism, Science and Technology”.
The job market for software engineering and cybersecurity analysts is expected to grow by at least 11% per year over the next eight years, faster than the average for all other occupations. Salaries reflect the job market: Information security analysts earn an average of $ 100,000, and computer network architects and software developers earn over $ 110,000.
The Software Engineering program is the first four-year program entirely on campus of Franciscan University engineering programs.
For more information on the Software Engineering program, visit Franciscan.edu/softwareengineering or contact the admissions office at (800) 783-6220 or [email protected]