The BS Computer Science program is the study of computing concepts and theories; algorithmic foundations; and new developments in computing. The program prepares students to design and create algorithmically complex software; and develop new and effective algorithms for solving computing problems. The program also includes the study of the standards and practices in Software Engineering; and prepares students to acquire skills and disciplines required for designing, writing and modifying software components, modules and applications that comprise software solutions.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates will be competent professionals with an integrated understanding of computing systems, processes, and the main body of knowledge of computer science as a whole. They will be engaged in computing-related careers such as researchers, software engineers, technical specialists and computer programmers in private practice, academe, industry, or government.
  2. Graduates will be capable of engaging in life-long learning activities relevant to their profession, including earning advanced degrees or completing professional training.
  3. Graduates will be capable of exhibiting professionalism in working individually or as a member/leader of a team; communicating effectively; and meeting the social and ethical responsibilities of their profession.

Graduate Attributes and Students Outcomes

CCS Graduate Attributes CS Code CS Graduate Outcomes
Computing Professionalism and Ethics CS1 The ability to recognize the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the utilization of computer technology and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices
Modern Tool Usage CS2 Create, select, adapt and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern computing tools to complex computing activities, with an understanding of the limitations to accomplish a common goal
Problem Analysis CS3 Identify, analyze, formulate, research literature, and solve complex computing problems and requirements reaching substantiated conclusions using fundamental principles of mathematics, computing sciences, and relevant domain disciplines
Design/ Development of Solutions  CS4.1 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
CS4.2 Knowledge and understanding of information security issues in relation to the design, development and use of information systems
CS4.3 Design and evaluate solutions for complex computing problems, and design and evaluate systems, components, or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
Communication CS5 Communicate effectively with the computing community and with society at large about complex computing activities by being able to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and understand clear instructions
Individual & Team Work CS6 Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings
Life-Long Learning CS7 Recognize the need, and have the ability, to engage in independent learning for continual development as a computing professional
Knowledge for Solving Computing Problems CS7 Apply knowledge of computing fundamentals, knowledge of a computing specialization, and mathematics, science, and domain knowledge appropriate for the computing specialization to the abstraction and conceptualization of computing models from defined problems and requirements.

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