Bachelor of Science Educational Objectives and Outcomes

 

Educational Objectives:

A graduate of the Bachelor of Science degree program will, in one to three years of graduation, demonstrate 

  • (Foundational Knowledge) valuable productivity in their employment or success in graduate school, based on their mastery of the fundamentals of computer science.
  • (Knowledge Application) ability to solve problems using computers, including the ability to perform formal requirement problem analysis, developformal problem specifications, develop correct software implementations, and perform testing and verification tasks.
  • (Communication) the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with fellow computer scientists, employers, and the general public.
  • (Professional Skills & Ethics)  the skills needed to fulfill their professional duties with sufficient technical skills, with leadership and collaborative skills, and with a strong professional ethic. 

 

Outcomes:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science will be able to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline;
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.