To prepare our graduates to respond to the needs and challenges of our ever-changing world and instill within them the knowledge, skills, ethics, creativity and critical thinking abilities necessary for professional competence and life-long learning in computing.
Graduates of the Computer Science Program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:
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The program expects students to attain, by the time of graduation:
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program's student outcomes and to the discipline;
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
(j) 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; and
(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
All requirements listed in the General Information section of the University Catalog apply. In addition, a student majoring in a program in the College of Engineering and Science must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in courses bearing the specific rubric of the major program (e.g., computer science, civil engineering, etc.) when computed on all attempts for which a final grade was received (excluding 'W plus' grades). In order to graduate from a baccalaureate program in the College of Engineering and Science, a student must complete 27 of the last 36 hours in the curriculum while enrolled in the College.
The Computer Science Program requires a "C" or better in any course in the College of Engineering and Science prior to taking courses for which these are prerequisites.