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Program Educational Objectives And Student Outcomes


The mission of this program is to inform, challenge, and train our diverse student body for a constantly changing world of technology.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are as follows:

To educate graduates who can:

  1. Move into leadership positions within the discipline within a few years of graduation
  2. Work effectively in a variety of contexts using various languages, systems and environments
  3. Continue to independently learn and master new tools of the profession

The Student Outcomes (SOs) are as follows:

At the time of graduation, every student should have achieved the following outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to computer science
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, components, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical , legal, security and social issues, and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. 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
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexities
  12. Have a substantial body of knowledge and understanding of computer hardware, software and theory, as defined by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) curriculum guidelines.