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Program Outcomes & Objectives

Drexel Computer Science alumni will:

  • be valued employees in a wide variety of occupations in industry, government and academia, in particular as computer scientists and software engineers;
  • succeed in graduate and professional studies, such as engineering, science, law, medicine and business;
  • pursue life-long learning and professional development to remain current in an ever changing technological world;
  • provide leadership in their profession, in their communities, and society;
  • function as responsible members of society with an awareness of the social and ethical ramifications of their work.

Computer Science Program Outcomes (for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science):

The Drexel Computer Science program prepares its graduates:

  • to understand and be able to apply the underlying principles of Computer Science to a variety of problem domains;
  • to develop good communication skills so that they can solve problems and communicate their solution;
  • to develop strong analytical skills so that they can quickly assess how to solve problems;
  • to be able to work in groups and appreciate the dynamic and collaborative nature of problem solving;
  • to be equipped with a thorough understanding of the development process of software including design, implementation, documentation, and testing;
  • to appreciate the role that computers play in society and to be able to direct the use of technology in a beneficial way and to solve new problems.

Computer Science Program-Specific Outcomes:

The Drexel Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program prepares its graduates:

  • to understand and be able to apply mathematics and science.

The Drexel Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science program prepares its graduates:

  • to have a broad education in the liberal arts balanced with technical study in computer science.