Computer Science Degree


Program Educational Objectives

  • Computer Science graduates will have sufficient depth of understanding of the fundamental areas of computer science to enable them for success in today’s workplace.
  • Computer Science graduates will have sufficient breadth of understanding to enable continued professional development and lifelong learning throughout their careers.
  • Computer Science graduates will have sufficient teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to enable them to work with others effectively in their professional careers.
  • Computer Science graduates will be sufficiently prepared to be innovative and ethical leaders in a global society.

 

Student Outcomes

Students graduating from the Computer Science program will attain, by the time of graduation:

  • 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.
  • An ability to provide technical and visionary leadership to others.

 


Bioinformatics Degree

 

Program Educational Objectives

  • The graduates of the Bioinformatics Degree Program will have a broad, fundamental and mathematically rigorous understanding of theoretical and applied computer science.
  • The graduates of the Bioinformatics Degree Program will have a broad and fundamental knowledge of theoretical and experimental biological chemistry.
  • Bioinformatics graduates will have the teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to enable them to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams in industrial, government, academic, and medical fields.
  • Graduates will understand and value the ethical implications of the bioinformatics field.
  • Graduates of the Bioinformatics Degree Program will be able to pursue an advanced degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Medicine.