College of Science

Program Accreditation & Assessment

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The Computer Science Department's Bachelor of Science program has been fully accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET since 1994. Being accredited requires routine monitoring and continuous improvement of our program. This is accomplished through utilization of a comprehensive assessment plan. Please find below our objectives and outcomes, various minutes and reporting instruments, and our annual enrollment and graduation data.



Program Educational Objectives (PEO) - these are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that our B.S. in Computer Science program prepares our students to achieve. Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Engage in the professional practice of computing with job titles such as Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Systems Analyst, or Systems Programmer. Some will become managers.
  2. Pursue advanced degrees in computing or related disciplines. Some will work in the fields of teaching and research.
  3. Engage in life-long learning in order to remain current in the computing profession.

Student Outcomes (SO) - these are narrow statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant displines 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. 

Curriculum Map - a mapping of courses to student outcomes

Curriculum Map - a mapping of courses to student outcomes (Old Quarter-Based)

Course Outcomes - these are course-specific assessment documents. Faculty are periodically required to assess the listed courses. View the instructions for faculty assessing a course.

Assessment Coordination Meetings (To be updated)

Graduating Student Survey (PDF) and Summary Data (PDF)

Historic Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Data - Computer Science Department (number of students)

Graduation Data