Computer Science Program Accreditation

ABET/CAC accreditation of the BSCS program

The B.S. Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Acreditation Commission of ABET. The most recent accreditation action was announced on August 5, 2015.

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 the changes in technology and the evolving needs of society and the workplace.

Note: The Department revised the Program Educational Objectives to read as above beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year.  In conjunction with the Engineering Advisory Board's Computer Science committee, it renewed the statement in 2014.

Student Outcomes

In keeping with the accreditation of the BSCS program by ABET, the Department helps students achieve:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics that are appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem and to 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 requirements;
  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, as well as an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  10. 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 decisions;
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

BSCS Undergraduate Fall Semester Enrollments

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
93 122 123 136 174 186 231

BSCS Undergraduate Degrees Awarded (Total of December, May, and August)

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
11 16 15 8 16 25  TBD