The Objectives of Our Undergraduate Degree
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program is accredited by the ABET, and has a two-fold purpose: (1) to prepare the student for a position involving the design, implementation, and applications of computer software and systems, and (2) to prepare the student for entry into a program of graduate study in computer science, computer engineering, and related fields. Our graduates should meet the following educational objectives:
- Grow as well educated professionals with integrated high-level understanding of computing systems, processes, and the main body of knowledge of computer science as a whole;
- Be able to creatively apply essential concepts, principles, and practices to appropriately construct solutions and analyze the processes for applications with professional judgments in the selection and application of theory, tools and techniques
- Work productively, as an individual and as a team member, to produce work involving problem identification, analysis, design, and development of a software system within a professional, legal, and ethical framework; and
- Maintain their skills as the field evolve and appreciate the needs for continuing professional growth and development to keep current in the profession.
The Honors and B.S./M.S. Combined Options
Junior and senior students who have demonstrated superior achievement may be invited to participate in an advanced honors program. These students will engage in investigations in special computer science topics. The successful completion of these research studies will make these students eligible to graduate with honors in computer science.
The department offers a combined and accelerated option for students to complete both the B.S. in Computer Science and the M.S. in Applied Computing degrees. This option allows qualified undergraduate seniors in the B.S. program in Computer Science to take first-year graduate-level courses in the M.S. program. These students will be able to complete all the requirements for the BS and MS programs in five years. Students interested in this five year B.S./M.S. combined option should contact his/her academic advisor or the department chair for details.