Our strong software engineering program, led by a highly credentialed faculty committed to undergraduate education, offers a project-based curriculum with a great deal of faculty/student collaboration solving real-world problems.

The yearlong capstone experience places students in a position of developing software for real clients. The laboratory and instructional facilities are designed to support and encourage creativity and teamwork. Oswego’s software engineering program — the first in all of SUNY — provides a systems-oriented curriculum that encompasses software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, engineering management, engineering process, tools and quality assurance.

Launch your career


Join the Computer Science Association, which sponsors guest speakers, conducts programming contests, arranges tours of companies that hire graduates and provides opportunities for advanced students to tutor and mentor first-year students. Develop software for real clients during your year-long capstone experience. Pursue an internship or co-op opportunity in a company or institution, and gain software development experience in finance, defense, manufacturing, government or other fields.


The Software Engineering Program at SUNY Oswego is currently under review for accreditation from ABET.


Opportunities include

  • Software development
  • App development
  • Web and mobile technologies
  • Quality assurance

Graduate studies may include

  • Computer science
  • Software engineering
  • Human-computer interaction


State-of-the-art facilities in the new Shineman Center include workspaces configured for class-based, small-group and individual activities. Our labs provide a great learning, testing and training ground for future success.

“I think the fact that I’m working on something as big as (a software programming project for) Harborfest will have an impact on work I do in the future. This has huge benefits for me all around and I am pretty excited about the project.”

— Michael Kaine ’10