The University of Tennessee at Martin's bachelor's degree program in Computer Science is fully accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a non ‐ profit organization that serves the public by accrediting United States post ‐ secondary degree programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation is intended to certify the quality of these programs. There are over 2,800 programs accredited at over 600 colleges and universities in the U.S.
The assessment process begins with the University, College, and Departmental mission statements, and includes the development of program educational objectives and desired student learning outcomes, collection of student data and work samples, preparation of detailed assessment documents, evaluation of the collected data, and a feedback loop that produces continuous improvement.
With a primary focus on teaching, the Department of Computer Science emphasizes high ‐ quality undergraduate instruction. The curriculum is designed to produce students knowledgeable in the applied and theoretical fundamentals of computer science, to train students to effectively apply their educational experiences to solve real ‐ world problems, and to provide excellent preparation of our graduates for leadership in either the computer science profession or in graduate study. Faculty are dedicated to excellence in the classroom, professional development, and the advancement of the profession of computer science through a full range of scholarship activities and service to both the campus and community.
Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives of the Department of Computer Science are to produce graduates who will:
- engage in professions where they apply their computing skills or pursue graduate study;
- possess the ability to work independently and function well in team environments;
- and continue to grow professionally by acquiring new professional skills and adapting to new technologies, tools, and methodologies.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Outcomes (SOs) for the Computer Science program are the 5 general CAC requirements as well as the Computer Science specific outcome.
The program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:
- An ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computing ‐ based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
- An ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- An ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
- An ability to apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing ‐ based solutions.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Current annual student enrollment and graduation data is shown in Tables 1 and 2 below:
Table 1. Annual Students Enrolled (Fall Semester)
Table 2. Annual Graduation Data by Academic Year