Computer Science, BSCS

Parent Entity: 
Engineering and Computer Science, College of » Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Program Type: 
Bachelor
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. (http://www.abet.org/)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree offers a curriculum in the study of the software aspects of computer systems including the study of algorithms and data structures, programming languages, software methodology and tools, data management and analysis.

In addition to offering well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, and flexible programs for working professionals, both degree programs afford students with unique opportunities for research in the local area.

Three to five years after graduation, graduates of the BSCS program will:

  • EXPERT: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing
  • AGILE: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies, including graduate studies.
  • ENGAGED: Graduates demonstrate appreciation for the professional, social, ethical and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • FOCUSED: Graduates have a set of software theory and development skills that emphasizes software construction, team-based project management, and experience with contemporary software development tools/paradigms.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, coupled with an ability to analyze and interpret data, and report the results of the interpretation.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles to design, implement, and evaluate software systems (computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs) of varying complexity to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in written (prose as well as mathematical, scientific and engineering notations in technical reports), graphical (diagrams, charts, visualizations, animations), and oral (discussions with colleagues, group meetings, and formal presentations) forms.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a contemporary global and societal context: relevant to being a productive and contributing citizen at the local, national, and international levels.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning of computer science and related topics.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional computing practice such as software development environments, modern programming languages, and computer hardware components.

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