Program Objectives

Our Computer Science program is designed with the following long-term educational objectives for alumni of the program. To facilitate these objectives, the Computer Science program has adopted the following educational outcomes for its graduates from the ABET Criteria for Accrediting Computing Programs.

Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, alumni will have:

  1. Made meaningful contributions to the computing profession through work in industry or nonprofit organizations, graduate studies, publications, and/or participation in professional organizations
  2. Demonstrated an ability to learn new skills and stay current with new technologies and computing paradigms
  3. Worked and communicated effectively with team members, problem domain experts, customers, and other constituencies

Educational Outcomes

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams 

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

(j) 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

(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity