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:

  1. Graduates demonstrate the ability to solve computing problems commensurate with their levels of professional experience.
  2. Graduates demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefit of teams.
  3. Graduates continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to changes in technology and the evolving needs of society and the workplace.

BSCS Student Outcomes

In keeping with the accreditation of the BSCS program by ABET, Inc., the Department helps students have the ability to:

  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.