B.S. In Computer Science
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.
Program Educational Objectives
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, Within the first few years following graduation, 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 appropriate computer-based systems to satisfy stated requirements.
- Solve complex computational problems using appropriate models, techniques, and abstractions.
- Conduct themselves in a professional and ethically responsible manner.
- Learn new trends and technology and willingly adapt to new systems and software environments.
In support of the program educational objectives above, the curriculum of the Computer Science Program is designed to enable students to attain the following outcomes:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
- 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 apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
Enrollment and Graduation
|Fall Enrollment CS|
*Data include graduation numbers for previous Summer (e.g., 2017-2018 includes Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018).