Computer Science Student Learning
Mission, Goals & Outcomes
The computer science program prepares individuals for entry into technical professions where they can contribute to production-level software solutions and continue to learn and adapt to new technologies.
- Programming Ability - Students will demonstrate an ability to translate the specification of a program into a working, efficient, and readable solution.
- Program Specification and Design - Students will demonstrate an ability to write specifications for a project based on client input and to create an overall design for a project that utilizes standard software and architecture patterns.
- Team Communication - Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate both orally and in writing with members of a software team, including clients, other software developers, and managers.
Upon completion of the computer science major, a successful student will be able to:
1. Implement a solution for a problem using appropriate programming techniques.
- Skills and Literacies, Knowledge
2. Create a design for a software system using appropriate design principles and patterns.
- Skills and Literacies, Critical Questioning, Create and Engage
3. Utilize appropriate process and collaborative tools to contribute to a software project.
- Perspectives, Critical Questioning, Create and Engage
4. Evaluate and learn new technologies independently.
- Perspectives, Critical Questioning