To provide a high-quality baccalaureate education with the depth and breadth necessary to prepare students for careers in computer science and to pursue graduate education in the field if they so choose. In keeping with the metropolitan mission of the University, graduates of the program will have the skills necessary to compete for jobs in the Upstate and contribute to the region's economic productivity.
A. Graduates of the Computer Science Program will possess the breadth and depth of knowledge sufficient to work and excel in the field of computer science or to pursue advanced study in computer science.
B. Graduates of the Computer Science Program will be effective communicators, problem solvers, critical thinkers and team workers within the computer science profession.
C. Graduates of the Computer Science Program will understand the ethical and societal issues relating to the computer science profession and the use of computers in everyday life.
D. Graduates of the Computer Science Program will be able to conduct relevant research in computer science.
Expected Outcomes for Graduating Students
A1. Graduates should be able to solve computer-related problems that require the application of mathematics, programming, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning.
A2. Graduates should be able to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
B1. Graduates should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on a computer science subject.
B2. Graduates should be able to work effectively on computer science problems as part of a team.
C1. Graduates should understand their ethical and professional responsibilities.
C2. Graduates should understand the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
D1. Graduates should be able to locate and gather information relevant to a computer science research subject.
D2. Graduates should be able to develop, elaborate and summarize their findings on a computer science subject.