College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Mission & Accreditation

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET Accredited - Computing Accreditation Commission

CS Department Mission

The department strives to offer students excellent instruction and educational opportunities in Computer Science and Information Systems. It endeavors to provide its students a durable technical foundation in an environment of rapid technical change, to enable and promote their professional growth through contact with the best professional practice, and to play a role of resource and technical leadership in the regional communities.

Program Educational Objectives

CAC-ABET Definitions: Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program Educational Objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

The Program Educational Objectives of the Computer Science department are to produce graduates who:

  1. ethically apply theoretical and technical Computer Science or Information Systems knowledge to analyze, design, implement, test, and maintain high-quality computing-based solutions;
  2. work in teams and communicate effectively as a member of the computing profession or a graduate student;
  3. contribute to our regional economy and beyond as productive and successful professionals in computing or information systems. 

Student Outcomes

CAC-ABET Definitions: Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

These are outcomes (i.e., objectives) for graduates of the Computer Science program.

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

The following tables contain the enrollment and graduation data for students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program.

Term Enrollment
Fall 2009 152
Fall 2010 177
Fall 2011 186
Fall 2012 202
Fall 2013 197
Fall 2014 226
Fall 2015 229
Fall 2016 220
Fall 2017 227
Fall 2018 267
Fall 2019 289
Fall 2020 265

Graduation Dates Degrees Awarded
August 2009 - June 2010 7
August 2010 - June 2011 12
August 2011 - June 2012 12
August 2012 - June 2013 19
August 2013 - June 2014 22
August 2014 - June 2015 25
August 2015 - June 2016 22
August 2016 - June 2017 20
August 2017 - June 2018 34
August 2018 - June 2019 29
August 2019 - June 2020 40
August 2020 - June 2021 34