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Computer Science Mission and Outcomes

MISSION

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In an increasingly technical world, the computer science department strives to bring technological understanding and contemporary professional skills to the Computer Information Systems major.

The coursework provides students with a solid foundation in computer principles, from computer literacy through advanced computer science topics. Through utilizing the best tools available for learning, students develop critical analytical skills for informed decision making. The curriculum provides students with the practical, theoretical and ethical foundations for lifelong learning in the field through a variety of group and hands-on learning experiences. Students are able to comprehend rapidly changing developments in technology and incorporate these changes into their own career-specific preparation.

OUTCOMES

The computer science and computer information systems curricula are designed to provide students with the theory and skills to be prepared for a variety of computing careers and lifelong learning. Upon completion of major requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Create original work in analysis, design, testing and implementation of programming systems.
  2. Demonstrate expertise in computing information theory and practice in preparation for graduate study and professional careers.
  3. Work independently and collaboratively in a professional and ethical manner.
  4. Communicate technical information effectively in oral and written form, utilizing a variety of media.
  5. Research current technical issues and present their findings to their peers.
  6. Understand the ethical and moral responsibilities and implications of computing.
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