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College of Computing and Informatics Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will have achieved...

Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

  • Understand and apply the underlying principles of Computer Science to a variety of problem domains
  • Employ good communication skills so that they can solve problems and communicate their solutions
  • Employ strong analytical skills so that they can quickly assess how to solve problems; work in groups and appreciate the dynamic and collaborative nature of problem solving
  • Employ a thorough understanding of the development process of software including design, implementation, documentation, and testing;
  • 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

Additional Outcome for Bachelor of Arts

  • Have attained broad education in the liberal arts balanced with technical study in computer science

Additional Outcome for Bachelor of Science

  • Understand and be able to apply mathematics and science

Computing and Security Technology (CST) Program

  • Design and implement solutions to existing problems within the IT field
  • Proficiently identify terms, roles and associations between all components within computing and security technology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in programming, web development and databases and how they relate to computing security
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical, legal and social responsibilities within the industry
  • Demonstrate proficiency of various operating systems and architecture
  • Demonstrate proficiency at applying basic and complex computing technology skills, individually or in collaboration, to identify and develop practical solutions to real world problems within the IT industry
  • Demonstrate the ability to examine and defend against malicious software and cyber-attacks
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to pursue various certifications within the industry

Information Systems

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognize of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Understand of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment

Information Technology

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
  • Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • Understand of best practices and standards and their application
  • Assist in the creation of an effective project plan
  • Identify and manage information assurance and security risks, and integrate appropriate mitigation strategies in the administration and management of computing, communication, and organizational systems
  • Identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address the user's needs

Software Engineering

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Exhibit the ability to communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning
  • Display a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice