Committed to quality
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with an education that meets the quality standards of the profession.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates possess a broad-based general education and an in-depth understanding of computer science sufficient to provide a foundation for professional competence and advanced study in the computing field
- Graduates have sufficient knowledge, skills and insights to make important contributions in the computing field
- Graduates can think critically, communicate effectively and learn independently in the workplace or in graduate school
Student achievement of the above objectives are enabled by the following outcomes:
Student Achievement Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
- An ability to analyze a problem, 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.
Additional Outcomes: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- 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
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
Additional Outcomes: Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
- An understanding of and an ability to support the use, delivery and management of information systems within an Information Systems environment
- An ability to apply business concepts in the development of software applications
Additional Outcomes: Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
- An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of information management, programming, and web systems and technologies
- An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment