Mission, Objectives and Outcomes

 Mission Statement

The Computer Science Department has a three-pronged mission:

    • to pursue and to publicize research projects in computer science in order to extend the present state of knowledge in the computer field.
    • to educate students in all program levels in order to provide them with the knowledge, interest, and ethics to become productive members of the computing profession.
    • to serve as an initial and continuing source of education in the field of computer science.

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the Bachelor of Science program in Department of Computer Science will:

    • Be able to design and implement computing solutions for practical problems posed by employers in industry, government and the nonprofit sector.
    • Exhibit effective communication skills and teamwork.
    • Be able to achieve leadership roles and maintain high standards of professional ethics.
    • Be prepared to pursue graduate studies or employment in industries in computer science and other fields.

The constituencies (stake holders) of the Department of Computer Science are the Faculty, Employers, Alumni.

Student Outcomes

1

Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

2

Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

3

Communicate effectively in a variety of professional context.

4

Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

5

Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

6

Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

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