College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Software Engineering

Major | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Butler’s Software Engineering major blends academic coursework with research, internship, and service opportunities to prepare students for graduate school and the working world. The Software Engineering major offers access to the Big Dawg supercomputer, networking lunches and programming contests, and the unique opportunity to create software for nonprofit organizations through participation in our Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program. With the small class sizes of a liberal arts school; the rigorous, well-rounded curriculum and premier resources of a dedicated tech school; and a nearly 100 percent job placement rate, students have all the advantages they need to excel.

This program offers tracks in Game Design, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • MA162, Probability and Statistics
  • CS151 and CS252, Foundations of Computing I, II
  • CS248, Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
  • CS333, Theory of Database Systems
  • CS452, Parallel Algorithm Design and Programming
  • SE462, Modernizing Legacy Software

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Game Design

The Software Engineering major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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Foster an ambitious spirit. Cultivate a career.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) attracts the kinds of students who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our quest for knowledge is both timeless and modern. 

We immerse students in the oldest teachings, but also the latest learnings in culture and language, science and technology, psychology and philosophy. In all disciplines, we incorporate research, encouraging students to question everything and meticulously test new theories. Communication is emphasized, teaching students to negotiate, debate, and effectively disseminate information. 

LAS students are committed to being thoughtful practitioners of whatever field they choose, resulting in graduates who are engaged in their careers, active in their communities, and continually learning and leading.