Total Degree Credits: 120
The Computer Science program is a high-quality program focused on education and research. The program is a STEM education based program that yields highly skilled graduates who have strong knowlege in the fundamentals of Computer Science and who are able to apply that knowledge to design and implement solutions for arising problems. The program prepares students for clear and concises communication when working in a team environment and for careers in industry, government, and academia.
Program Educational Objectives
Updated, March 2019
- Graduates demonstrate growth in professional development through graduate study or professional training.
- Graduates demonstrate effective team work as members and leaders in professional environments.
- Graduates demonstrate employability in industry, government, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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
b) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
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.