University Mission Statements
Department Mission Statement
The Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Mississippi seeks to provide high-quality programs of instruction, research, and service and to refine them continuously to meet the evolving needs of its students and society. Toward this end, the Department shall:
enable its undergraduate students to master the fundamental principles of computing and to develop the skills needed to solve practical
problems using contemporary computer-based technologies and practices;
- empower its graduate students to understand advanced concepts, develop new technologies and methods, and expand the base of fundamental knowledge;
- cultivate a community of professionals that encourages scholarship and facilitates both applied and theoretical research;
- serve its constituents in government, industry, and the public as a resource on state-of-the-art computing science and information technology.
BSCS Program Educational Objectives
As effective members of the Computer Science profession:
- Graduates demonstrate the ability to solve computing problems commensurate with their levels of professional experience.
- Graduates demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefit of teams.
- Graduates continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to changes in technology and the evolving needs of society and the workplace.
- Graduates demonstrate technical or professional leadership.
BSCS Student Outcomes
In keeping with the accreditation of the BSCS program by ABET, Inc., the Department helps students have the ability to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
- Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.