The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The main emphasis of the curricula is software engineering: a systematic approach to the development of medium-to-large programs. One aspect of this approach is the separation of principles from technology. Students learn fundamental concepts in lecture sections and learn technical details — such as programming languages and operating systems — in laboratory sections. Students have opportunities for team projects as well as independent study and research.
In addition to maintaining the departmental mission, the educational objectives are developed to ensure the department maintains this accreditation for the Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes provided below.
Graduates of the program should:
The program enables students to attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation:
|(1)||Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.|
|(2)||Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.|
|(3)||Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.|
|(4)||Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.|
|(5)||Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.|
|(6)||Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. [CS Specific]|
Computer Science enrollment and graduation data is archived by the Department of Computer Science.