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Mission

Computer Science Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government by providing an outstanding environment for teaching, learning, and research in the theory and applications of computing. The Department places high priority on establishing and maintaining innovative research programs to enhance its education quality and make it an important regional, national and international resource center for discovering, integrating and applying new knowledge and technologies.

The undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering are accredited by ABET (http://www.abet.org/).   You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting ABET Accreditation.

BS Computer Science Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates should have a successful, long-lived, computer science-based career path
  • Graduates should meet the needs of industry or academia
  • Graduates should contribute to and/or lead computer science-based teams
  • Graduates should actively pursue lifelong learning

BS Computer Science Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • 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 trade-offs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of computing systems of varying complexity.

BS Software Engineering Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates should have a successful, long-lived, software engineering-based career path
  • Graduates should meet the needs of industry or academia
  • Graduates should contribute to, and/or lead, software engineering based teams
  • Graduates should actively pursue lifelong learning

BS Software Engineering Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues in software engineering.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for practice in software engineering.

 

Enrollment and graduation data can be found here.