Learning Outcomes

Educational Objectives of the Program

  1. Graduates will be able to analyze, design, implement and evaluate computer-based solutions.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the global and local societal impact of computing, including professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  3. Graduates will be able to communicate, collaborate and present computing solutions using current technology in an effective and professional manner.
  4. Graduates will be able to engage in continuing professional development and life-long learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this major are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes:

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

CIS Program 

Computer Science Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the ABET-accredited Computer Science program are as follows:

  1. Graduates will be able to analyze, design, implement and evaluate computer-based solutions.
  2. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the global and local societal impact of computing, including professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  3. Graduates will be able to communicate, collaborate and present computing solutions using current technology in an effective and professional manner.
  4. Graduates will be able to engage in continuing professional development and life-long learning. 
  5. Graduates will be able to support the delivery and management of information systems.
  6. Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of management and business practices in information technology.

Computer Science Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes of the CIS program are as follows.

Graduates of the Computer Information Systems program will:

  1. analyze a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
  2. design a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
  3. implement and evaluate a computer-based solution in software and hardware,
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the local and global societal impact of computing,
  5. demonstrate awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibilities related to computing,
  6. communicate effectively (written and oral),
  7. function effectively on teams,
  8. demonstrate recognition of the need for life-long learning and professional development.
  9. provide methods for delivery of an information system.
  10. manage and troubleshoot an information system.
  11. understand current business practices practices in IT.