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Program Educational Objectives

Our computer science program will prepare graduates to do the following for a minimum of 2-5 years after graduating:

  • Demonstrate progressive technical competency for a computing career or advanced studies (Technical Competency).
  • Exhibit effective communication skills including the abilities to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly and work effectively with others (Communication Competency).
  • Integrate computational principles with social, business and ethical issues in modern society in the process of decision making (Responsibility Awareness).
  • Engage professionally in serving the needs of business, industry, government or academic organizations and in developing leadership skills (Managerial Competency).
  • Grow professionally through steps such as continuing education, professional certifications and participation in professional organizations (Lifelong Learning Competency).

Student Outcomes

In support of the program educational objectives, our curriculum is designed to enable students to attain the following outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and 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.
  • 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 trade-offs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

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