The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS) program prepares students for careers as systems programmers in a scientific and/or engineering environment and for further graduate work in computer science. Mathematics and engineering courses supplement a strong core of computer science courses, enabling students to design and implement software that requires complicated computations, data structures, and interfaces.
The mission of the Department is to produce men and women who can assess, develop, and maintain business and scientific computing systems, and who are capable of continued learning and ethical practice in computing. In accomplishing this mission the graduates of the BS-CS degree program will:
communicate effectively using terminology and processes that are appropriate for the field of computer science.
work efficiently and effectively in a team environment to develop support tools and systems to satisfy stated requirements.
be able to address complex computational problems using appropriate models, techniques and abstractions.
conduct themselves in a professional and ethically responsible manner.
learn new trends and technology and adapt to new systems and software environments.
In support of the above objectives the BS-CS degree program provides the student with:
the ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
the ability to analyze a problem, and identify the computing requirements to its solution.
the ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
the ability to write clear documentation and reports, to organize and present information verbally, and to acquire information by reading and listening.
the ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.
recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
the ability to use proven techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
the ability to use 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.
the ability to apply design and development practices in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
the ability to learn new programming languages, new systems, and new models.