Mission for Computer Science Program

The CSE department's mission for its Computer Science programs is to provide its students with a strong education in mathematics, science, and computer science fundamentals and to prepare them to be able to adapt to future changes in the practice of Computer Science.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will:

1. Apply their education in computer science to the analysis and solution of scientific, business, and industrial problems.

2. Account for ethical and social issues when solving scientific, business, and industrial problems.

3. Function effectively in a collaborative team and effectively communicate with members of the team.

4. Engage in continued education in their field of expertise.

5. Attain positions of leadership in their chosen field.

Student Enabled Characteristics - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (College of Arts and Sciences)

Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired 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 requirements appropriate to its solution.

C. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based systems 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 individual organizations, and society.

H. A 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.

Student Outcomes

The students will be able to effectively:

1. Write computer programs

2. Apply knowledge of data structures

3. Apply knowledge of computer architecture

4. Apply principles of software engineering

5. Design algorithms and apply knowledge of complexity

6. Apply principles to design a computer language

7. Apply principles of operating systems

8. Apply mathematics to CS problems

9. Perform experiments and analyze data

10. Achieve fluency in a computer language

11. Write programs in a second computer language

12 Analyze substantial problems in terms of software solutions

13. Communicate technical material

14. Recognize moral and ethical issues arising from creation of software and using the computer

15 Make sound moral and ethical choices when creating software and using the computer

16. Recognize the need for lifelong professional development

17. Work on a team

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