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Mission, Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Mission Statement

To generate and disseminate durable knowledge within and around the rapidly evolving discipline of computer science by:

  • Educating bachelorsmasters, and doctoral degree candidates within our discipline.
  • Contributing to the education of degree candidates in related fields, including mathematics, meteorology, computer engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and electrical engineering.
  • Generating knowledge in theoretical and applied topics within and around our discipline and disseminating the results.
  • Contributing to professional societies within and around our discipline.
  • Producing graduates who are highly sought by industry, government and universities.
 

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates succeed in problem solving professions using computer science expertise.
  • Graduates succeed in software careers.
  • Graduates may pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer science or other fields.
 STUDENT OUTCOMES
AAbility to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
B

Ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

CAbility to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
IAbility to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
JAbility 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
KAbility to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
 STUDENT LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS
AAbility to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
B

Ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

CAbility to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
DAbility to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
E1

An understanding of professional issues and responsibilities

E2An understanding of ethical issues and responsibilities
E3

An understanding of legal issues and responsibilities

E4An understanding of security issues and responsibilities
E5

An understanding of social issues and responsibilities

FAbility to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
G1Ability to analyze the local  impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
G2Ability to analyze the  global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
HRecognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
IAbility to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
JAbility 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
KAbility to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity