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B.S. in Computer Science has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, since 1986.

Enrollment in Spring 2016: 703     Graduates in 2016: 64

Educational Objectives for the B.S. in Computer Science

Graduates will:

  1. Pursue graduate studies in computer science or related disciplines, and/or a career in a technology field utilizing skills from the computer science areas studied during the undergraduate program.
  2. Act responsibly and ethically in their professional conduct and successfully engage in life-long learning.
  3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and exhibit the ability to communicate effectively.
  4. Complete professional work assignments that exhibit the ability to design, develop and implement software while applying computer science principles and practices to the solution of real problems.

Student Outcomes

This program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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.

B.S. in Computer Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, since 2008.

Enrollment in Spring 2016: 260     Graduates in 2016: 22

Educational Objectives for the B.S. in Computer Engineering

Graduates will:

  1. Have completed projects involving design, evaluation of materials, and management of computational and personnel resources to solve problems in multi-disciplinary teams and exhibit the ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Pursue graduate studies in computer engineering or related disciplines and careers involving VLSI design, real-time systems, communications, and networks or computer systems.
  3. Act responsibly and ethically in their professional conduct and successfully engage in life-long learning.
  4. Complete professional work assignments that exhibit a good balance between software and hardware systems, including software development, design of digital systems, microprocessors, embedded systems, real-time systems and digital communication systems.

Student Outcomes

This program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • g. An ability to communicate effectively.
  • h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

B.A. in Information Technology has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, since 2012.

Enrollment in Spring 2016: 140     Graduates in 2016: 12

Educational Objectives for the B.A. in Information Technology

Graduates will:

  1. Pursue graduate studies in information technology, computer science or related disciplines, and/or a career in a technology field utilizing skills from the information technology areas studied during the undergraduate program.
  2. Act responsibly and ethically in their professional conduct and successfully engage in lifelong learning.
  3. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and exhibit the ability to communicate effectively.
  4. Complete professional work assignments that exhibit the ability to design, develop, manage, maintain and implement information systems while applying IT and computing principles and practices to the solution of real problems.

Student Outcomes

This program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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 use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies.
  • k. An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems.
  • l. An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  • m. An understanding of best practices and standards and their application.
  • n. An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.