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Mission, Objectives and Student Outcomes

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Mission, Objectives and Student Outcomes

Mission Statement

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

  • Educating bachelors, masters, 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.

ABET Accredited

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates succeed in problem solving professions using computer science expertise.
  • Graduates succeed in software design and development careers.
  • Graduates may pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer science or other fields.

Student Outcomes

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.


The program criterion pertaining to Student Outcomes for Computer Science programs is as follows:

  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.