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Versatile fields of the future

From artificial intelligence to electrical engineering and cybersecurity the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers 11 unique programs to prepare students for a multitude of career opportunities. Take charge of your future with a degree from our department.

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Computer science and electrical  Engineering

Computer science and electrical engineering is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on all matters related to the creation, processing, distribution, and use of information, technology and electricity. Emerging as a leader in the area of digital health, and its application of artificial intelligence to health care our faculty are making lives better for the citizens of West Virginia and beyond.


WVU’s Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering offers five undergraduate and six graduate programs in cybersecurity, biometrics systems engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering with the flexibility to choose majors and minors. We are one of the few schools offering biometrics and cybersecurity in the same engineering program, and we are the DHS/NSA designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) and Cyber Research (CAE-R). These quality programs prepare students for high-demand jobs and make a difference towards cyber secure and resilient infrastructure, clean energy, national defense, and customized healthcare through hands-on and state-of-the-art learning experience.

Our high-quality research activities and industry partnership in big data and visualization, AI, ML, biometrics, computer vision, cyber security and computer forensics, software engineering, communications and sensor networks, power and energy systems, nanotechnology/electronics, theoretical computer science, radio and astronomy, and healthcare, results in course offerings with most updated contents and trains students for societal impacts.

Our Mission

The mission of the Lane Department of CSEE is to harbor a nurturing learning environment for students as well as provide a high-quality education through academic programs with both practical and theoretical backgrounds, hands-on research experience and membership into relevant professional societies.

Employment outlook

Computer science and electrical engineering graduates are highly sought after by all sectors, including government and industry within the north West Virginia high-tech corridor and outside of West Virginia in places like Silicon Valley. Those pursuing graduate studies have been accepted into top-ranked graduate programs throughout the country.

Did You Know?


LCSEE offers the first-of-its-kind degree in Biometric Systems Engineering and a new degree in the emerging field of Cybersecurity.


LCSEE alone offers a total of 11 academic programs.

LCSEE Learning Center offers individualized peer-based tutoring to ensure student success at the sophomore level and beyond.

Morgan Fetty and WV National Guard work together for Operation Locked Shield

Students in LCSEE are given the opportunity to participate in an International, multi-agency cyber competition, Locked Shield. This out-of-classroom exercise enables students to use the skills they've learned in everything from engineering to cybersecurity, media and law in one of the most complex, technical, live-fire challenges in the world.

The biometric systems lab performs data collections involving the collection of biometric information from paid volunteers every year.

Meet Raymond Lane

Raymond Lane, a man from working-class roots in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, became a Silicon Valley icon but he never forgot his alma mater – WVU. Lane graduated from Moon High School, located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After receiving a mathematics degree in 1968 from WVU, Lane took off for what was then an uncharted frontier.
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