Computer Science Department

Computer Science Student Outcomes

All students in the Computer Science major will be measured against the following student outcomes.  Assessment and evaluation of these outcomes will follow a graduation class, beginning with the Class of '10, followed by the Class of '13, etc.

General Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
Specific CS Student Outcomes 
  • (CS-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;
  • (CS-k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Student Outcomes vs SCS Course Matrix

P = Professional, E = ethical, L=legal, SE = security, S = social
I = individuals, O = organizations, SO = society

  Required Courses
IC210 IC211 IC220 IC221 IC312 IC322 SI340 SI335 SI413 IC411 IC470 IC480
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e P   SE   L   E S  
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g I   O   O   SO   I SO
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