CSC Program Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives for Computer Science Graduates

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science produces graduates who:

  • are skilled, competent, and contribute to the work force in their specialty and/or can continue their graduate education.
  • have identified and implemented a plan of continuous learning related to their career.
  • can assume positions of leadership within their organization.
  • display continued high ethical standards within the community and profession. 

Learning Outcomes for Computer Science Majors

The learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program, adapted from those specified by the Computing Accreditation Criteria, for Accrediting Computing Programs. Appendix A, (see, enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and 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 desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively.
  7. An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.
  8. Recognition of the need for and 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 trade-offs involved in design choices.
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of a software systems of varying complexity.


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,