CS Program Objectives and Outcomes

As part of the department's continuous improvement and accreditation compliance, we seek the following objectives and outcomes for our graduates.

Program Educational Objectives 

Within 3-5 years of graduation, Computer Science alumni will: 

  1. Create value for organization through the application and/or documentation of Computer Science principles. 
  2. Show leadership capability and work effectively with others of varying backgrounds in team environments. 
  3. Pursue professional development through graduate study and/or continuing education. 

Program Outcomes

The Computer Science program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation: 

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to Computer Science. 
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, 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