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Objectives & Outcomes

Computer Science Program Mission

The mission of the B.S. program in Computer Science is to educate computer science professionals who are prepared to enter and maintain careers in government or industry and to pursue graduate studies in computer science.

Computer Science Program Objectives

Within five years of graduation, alumni of the B.S. program in Computer Science should be:

Objective 1: Conducting successful careers in computer science disciplines and/or pursuing graduate study in computer science.

Objective 2: Demonstrating life-long learning skills and adapting to emerging markets and technologies.

Objective 3: Embracing high personal and professional standards of conduct, citizenship, and service.

Computer Science Program Outcomes

The Computer Science Program enables a student to attain the following by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.