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Computer Science

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

"Program Educational Objectives" are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation.

Graduates will be equipped to succeed in their chosen career path. Specifically, within 3–5 years after graduation:

  • Those employed in industry or entrepreneurial endeavors will demonstrate professional advancement through expanded leadership responsibility, significant technical accomplishment or other recognition of their contributions
  • Those who continue their formal education will achieve an advanced degree or other technical certification

Graduates will appreciate the preparation received in the program as it relates to their chosen careers, to their role as educated citizens in a global society and to continued learning.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is designed to enable students to achieve the following by the time they graduate:

  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 and Graduation

AY Fall Enrollment* Spring Enrollment* Graduates**
  CS College CS College CS College
2021-22 580 3,095        
2020-21 590 3,192 532 2,858 126 616
2019-20 582 3,336 526 2,999 112 601
2018-19 578 3,398 520 2,986 130 652
2017-18 460 3,382 465 3,102 105 624
2016-17 516 3,393 484 3,126 93 603

*Some of our first-year students enter undeclared and are not included in Fall and Spring enrollments for the individual programs but are included in the College numbers.

**Graduates include December, May and August. For example, 2016-17 graduates are December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017.