BS Computer Science – Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

Objective 1 - Communication

Graduates will learn to communicate effectively in career and educational environments

Objective 2 - Mathematics and Theory

Graduates will have a strong foundation in computing and mathematical theoretical concepts and can apply these concepts to problems requiring computer solutions.

Objective 3 - Systems Design and Engineering

Graduates understand, and are proficient in the use of, system design notations and system design engineering process to develop software systems and solve problems in computer science

Objective 4 - Preparation for Career and/or Graduate Study

Graduates will apply their computer science knowledge and skills to develop a career in an information technology oriented business or industry, or for graduate study in computer science or other scientific or technical fields

Program Outcomes

Outcome 1 - Communication

Students will be able to communicate in written and oral forms in such a way as to demonstrate their ability to present information clearly, logically, and critically.

Outcome 2 - Mathematics and Theory

Students will be able to apply mathematical and computing theoretical concepts in solution of common computing applications, such as computing the order of an algorithm.

Outcome 3 - Programming

Students will be able to complete successfully programs on their own. Sufficient programming skills will require use of good practice, good use of computational units, appropriate commenting strategies.

Outcome 4 - Systems Design and Engineering

Students will be able to use appropriately system design notations and apply system design engineering process in order to design, plan, and implement software systems.

Outcome 5 - Depth of Knowledge

In a self-selected area of depth in Computing, students will demonstrate a depth of knowledge appropriate to graduate study and/or lifelong learning in that area.

Outcome 6 - Preparation for Career and/or Graduate Study

Students will be prepared for a career in an information technology oriented business or industry, or for graduate study in computer science or other scientific or technical fields.