Computer Science


Mission & Objectives

The Department of Computer Science offers several bachelors' degree programs as well as a graduate program in Computer Information Technology (CIT). The Honors Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. With this program the Department of Computer Science pursues the following Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will apply a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts, and applications of computer science in their career.
    • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.

    • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

    • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

  2. Graduates will be engaged in a wide range of careers in computer science and information technology.
    • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

    • 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.

    • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

  3. Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.

    • An ability to communicate effectively.

  4. Graduates will engage in life-long learning or continue with graduate study in computer science.
    • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

  5. Graduates will act ethically and with social responsibility in their careers.
    • An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.

    • An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.