Computer Science

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Software Engineering is a joint program with Computer Engineering. For the joint program please visit the Software Engineering Assessment page.

Mission

To provide its students with a good education in computer science, enabling them to embark on successful careers.

Computer Science - B.S.Educational Objectives

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

1. Be making progress in their chosen career or advanced educational program.

2. Be contributing to their chosen profession.

3. Be growing in their professional abilities through self study and course work.

Elaborations

1. Three to five years after graduation the successful graduate should have attained a position of responsibility in the workplace. The successful graduate is a decision maker. The successful graduate has an overview of his/her projects and their role in the employer's business strategy. The successful graduate will have developed one or more specialties. Alternatively, the successful graduate will be making reasonable progress toward an M.S. or Ph.D degree.

2. Three to five years after graduation the successful graduate will be a member of one or more professional societies. The successful graduate attends conferences, maybe even helps organize these conferences. The successful graduate may have published papers.

3. Three to five years after graduation the successful graduate has learned new languages and skills through short courses or self study.

Enabling the Mission

The mission statement of the BSCS program is:

To provide its students with a good education in computer science, enabling them to embark on successful careers.

The first objective defines the meaning of a successful career. The second and third objectives underscore the distinction between job and career. A career blurs the distinction between vocation and avocation. It requires personal growth through self study and professional involvement beyond the workplace.

Program Outcomes Fall 2012

Educational Objectives - MS degree

Upon graduation, students in the program will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Breadth of knowledge in computer science
  2. Depth of knowledge in an advanced topic in computer science
  3. Technical communication skills

Assurance of Student Learning

Schedule

Undergraduate program as of fall 2010 (doc)

graduate program as of fall 2010 (doc)

Maps, Schedules, and Rubrics

Learning objectives mapped to courses: B.S. spring 2011B.S.spring 10MS fall 2010

MS rubric SLO 2 & 3 SLO 1 (breadth) is satisfied by students passing the required number of classes from different subject areas.

Assessment Reports

Computer Science B.S.

SLO 5: spring 2009 (doc)

SLO 9: fall 2010spring 2010(doc)

Until spring 2010 all learning outcomes were reported together: spring 2007 (doc)fall 2007 (doc)spring 2008 (doc)

Computer Science M.S.

SLO 3: fall 2010spring 2010 (doc)

Until spring 2010 all learning outcomes were reported together: spring 2007 (doc)fall 2007 (doc)spring 2008 (doc)

Reports for B.S. Software Engineering

Software Engineering is an interdisciplinary program with the Computer Engineering Department and assessment reports are cross listed.

Please visit the Software Engineering Assessment page

last updated 7/1/2011