Objectives and Outcomes
ObjectivesThree to five years after graduation from the BSCS program:
- EXPERT: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing
- AGILE: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies, including graduate studies.
- ENGAGED: Graduates demonstrate appreciation for the professional, social, ethical and leadership roles of computing professionals.
- FOCUSED: Graduates have a set of software theory and development skills that emphasizes software construction, team-based project management, and experience with contemporary software development tools/paradigms.
OutcomesStudents who complete the BS in computer science will have:
- 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 tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering had 176 Computer Science full majors for Summer 2012 through Fall 2013. Full majors are students who meet the minimum requirements for admission and have a sophomore, junior, or senior status. During Summer 2012 through Fall 2013, 80 students graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.