Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is an interdisciplinary field that deals with computing hardware and software design, construction, operation, and maintenance. In this program, students explore the interaction between modern computer science and related technologies that have evolved the mathematical and design principles of engineering into the development of modern computing systems. This accredited BSCSE degree program is offered through the University Partnership on LCCC’s campus. The degree is offered by The University of Toledo’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering was recently ranked as one of the top four engineering programs in the state of Ohio by the Princeton Review. The 131 semester credit hours of the CSE degree program are offered to students as follows:
- 66-69 credit hours of mathematics, science, English, fine arts/humanities, and social science courses will be offered at the LCCC campus by LCCC faculty.
- the UT EECS Department will offer 68 credit hours of CSE courses at LCCC by EECS faculty.
- Students are dually enrolled and admitted, taking UT and LCCC courses simultaneously.
Graduates of the CSE program find careers in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, communication, electronics, manufacturing, and processing industries, as well as in government and education. Computer engineers design hardware and software for automotive test equipment, biomedical instrumentation, computer networking, computer-aided design systems, computer vision systems, and robotics.
Graduating high school seniors and recent graduates need a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average and a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or 550 new SAT math sub-score. Students must also complete a minimum of four years of high school mathematics (with an emphasis on trigonometry or pre-calculus) and high school chemistry. High school physics is strongly recommended but not required. All high school students must submit their ACT or SAT scores to The University of Toledo’s Admission Office for consideration for the CSE program. The above-listed requirements apply to students who have participated in the College Credit Plus (CCP) regardless of the number of credit hours earned or for students with less than eight semesters or 12 quarter college credits who have been out of high school less than one year.
The minimum CSE program admission requirements for transfer students with previous college credit (including LCCC) are
admission to Lorain County Community College,
a cumulative college GPA of 3.25 (2.75 – 3.249 with approval)
successful completion of Calculus I with a C or better,
Successful completion of General Chemistry with a C or better.
Students must meet with the CSE Associate Director, Adrienne Aguilar, at UPRC in North Ridgeville. Admission eligibility will be determined, and application instructions will be provided. Students must apply using a special link specific to the CSE partnership program. Official high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and all previously attended college transcripts must be submitted to Adrienne.
How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?
- You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
- For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes. The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
- For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet. The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
- UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
- If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.
- (440) 366-4949
How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC
- Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library (440) 366-4026.
- Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
- Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card. If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
- You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
- An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
- Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).
For More Information
Adrienne Aguilar, CSE Associate Director
1-800-995-5222 (extension 7678)
The University of Toledo’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department’s website.
See the University of Toledo Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.