Accreditation

The B.S. in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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As of Fall 2015, there are 184 students enrolled in the B.S. program. Graduation data for the last 5 academic years are provided below:

  • 2011-2012 - 19 students
  • 2012-2013 - 16 students
  • 2013-2014 - 21 students
  • 2014-2015 - 19 students
  • 2015-2016 - 18 students

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

The program educational objectives for the Bachelor's degree in computer science are that within a few years after graduation, graduates are expected to:

  1. Program Educational Objective#1 (PEO1): will demonstrate an understanding of the need for professional growth and life-long learning.
  2. Program Educational Objective#2 (PEO2): will continue to develop strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Program Educational Objective#3 (PEO3): will be effective in applying principles of computing and mathematics toward the solution of a wide variety of problems.
  4. Program Educational Objective#4 (PEO4): will be able to utilize principles of information integrity and security, and to apply ethical computing concepts and practices.
  5. Program Educational Objective#5 (PEO5): will be able to work effectively in a diverse global community.
  6. Program Educational Objective#6 (PEO6): will readily adapt to changing technology.
  7. Program Educational Objective#7 (PEO7): will function effectively and provide leadership and teamwork in a variety of scientific, engineering, and business environments.

EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES:

Graduates with a B.S. in Computer Science will have obtained the following:

A. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
B. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirement appropriate to its solution.
C. An ability to design, implements, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
D. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
E. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
F. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
G. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
H. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
I. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
J. 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.
K. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please refer to the University's Undergraduate Catalog for detailed B.S. degree information, including course requirements and a suggested four-year plan.

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