Program Educational Objectives
Computer Science graduates within 5 years of graduation will impact the local, national, and global communities by:
- Effectively communicating computing concepts and solutions to bridge the gap between computing industry experts and business leaders to create and initiate innovation
- Effectively utilizing their knowledge of computing principles and mathematical theory to develop sustainable solutions to current and future computing problems.
- Exhibiting their computing expertise within the computing community through corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, and/or advanced graduate study
- Developing and implementing solution based systems and/or processes that address issues and/or improve existing systems within in a computing based industry.
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 be able to program small-to-mid-size programs on their own. Sufficient programming skills will require use of good practice, e.g., good variable names, 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. Students should be able to read for understanding materials in that area beyond those assigned in coursework.
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.