The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program is to prepare students for employment or graduate study in computer science. With a primary focus on teaching, the department emphasizes quality undergraduate instruction. The educational program is delivered in an environment that promotes the development of programming, theoretical and technical skills. The faculty performs scholarly activities and services consistent with the teaching emphasis of the discipline and the mission of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
The Program Educational Objectives of the Department of Computer Science are to produce graduates who will:
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is designed to enable students to achieve the following by the time they graduate:
(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 requirements appropriate to its solution;
(c) An ability to design, implement 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 practices;
(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.
About Computer Science
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