Program Objectives & Student Outcomes
Bachelor of Science Program Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science are the following. Within a few years of graduation:
Our graduates will be able to apply theory, techniques, and methodologies to
create high quality computing systems that function effectively and
reliably in the emerging and future information infrastructure.
Outcomes (a), (b), (c), (i), (j), (k), (n)
Outcome (m) for selected students.
Our graduates will be able to work in teams, demonstrate ethical
professionalism in their work, and grow professionally while engaging
in life-long learning.
Outcomes (d), (e), (g), (h), (k)
Our graduates will be able to perform well in a computer science graduate
program or a career in computer science and have the communication skills
and quantitative/analytical skills necessary for career advancement.
Outcomes (a), (f), (j), (l), (o)
The following outcomes are designed to satisfy specifications required for ABET accreditation and others desired by the Department and University.
An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline:CSC 220, 241, 242, 300, 317, 321, 331, 335, 336, 345, 400, 416, 417, 481, 490, 495, 499.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution:CSC 142, 240, 241, 300, 321, 345, 400, 402, 481, 490.
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs:CSC 142, 300, 321, 331, 345, 400, 402, 481, 490.
- An ability to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal:CSC 301, 302, 402, 496.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities:CSC 301, 302, 402.
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences:SPK 208/230; ENG 368/371; CSC 301, 302, 490.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society:CSC 301, 402.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development:CSC 300, 400, 402, 490, 495, 499.
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices:CSC 141, 142, 240, 302, 321, 345, 416, 417, 481, 490, 495, 499.
- 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:CSC 300, 302, 400, 416, 490, 495, 499.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity:CSC 141, 142, 302, 402, 416, 417, 496.
- Upon graduation, Computer Science majors will be well prepared to enter a career or graduate school:CSC 300, 400, 495, 496
- Selected Computer Science majors will be able to apply their course learnings to research leading either to graduate study or to continuation of research in an industrial setting:CSC 490, 499.
- All Computer Science majors will demonstrate proficiency in the latest, cutting-edge technology:CSC 302, 417, 495, 496.
- Students achieve proficiency in calculus, statistics, and discrete mathematics:MAT 121, 151, 161; CSC 220, 241.