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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.
 

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

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