Accreditation / Assessment — B.S. in Computer Science
The Computer Science Department's Bachelor of Science program has been fully accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1994. Being accredited requires routine monitoring and continuous improvement of our program. This is accomplished through utilization of a comprehensive assessment plan. Please find below our objectives and outcomes, various minutes and reporting instruments, and our annual enrollment and graduation data.
Program Educational Objectives - these are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that our B.S. in Computer Science program prepares our students to achieve. Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Engage in the professional practice of computing with job titles such as Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Systems Analyst, or Systems Programmer. Some will become managers.
- Pursue advanced degrees in computing or related disciplines. Some will work in the fields of teaching and research.
- Engage in life-long learning in order to remain current in the computing profession.
Student Outcomes - these are narrow statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. Graduates of the program will acquire:
- 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.
- 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
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of
software systems of varying complexity.
Course Outcomes - these are course-specific assessment documents. Faculty are periodically required to assess the listed courses. Instructions for faculty assessing a course can be found HERE.
Historic Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data - Computer Science Department (number of students)