Computer Science Program 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:

  • Perform as a professional in the discipline
  • Work effectively in a variety of contexts using various languages, systems and environments
  • 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:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to computer science
  • 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, components, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical , legal, security and social issues, and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • 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 complexities