Computer Science

Mission Statement of the Department of Computer Science

  • The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science prepares the student for continued study at the graduate level and/or a career in industry and success in their future career pursuits.
  • Graduates have the knowledge and skills that enable them to participate in life-long learning and to adapt to an ever-changing technological environment.
  • Graduates have the ethical background to deal successfully with the social and technical ethical problems that will invariably arise in their lives and work.

This mission is supported by the following student outcomes addressed by the courses in the Computer Science curriculum.

Students graduating from the Computer Science Program will have:
(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 system, 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 individuals, organizations, and society
(h) 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 practice.
(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.