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Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Our high quality program focuses on three objectives: 

  1. to produce graduates who will be successful professionals in industry and graduate school;
  2. to produce graduates who will be life-long learners and keep current in their professional field; and
  3. to produce graduates who will perform ethically and professionally in industry and society.

Student Outcomes

To achieve the goals of the Computer Science program, we will provide students with the opportunity to develop:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to analyze a problem, and 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; and
  11. an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Student Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

  • 2013 enrollment 108
  • 2013 graduates 13