Computer Science

Computer Scientists master the theory and practice of computing, and explore new and exciting ways to use computers. Systems like Google and Amazon are created by computer scientists.

By the time you are a senior you are prepared to design and program a compiler, or program a number of artificial intelligence programs. Or, you could work with a computer engineer to help do robotics, or with a graphic artist to design and program games.

Also, a networking specialization in the Computer Science degree program is designed to prepare you with strong internet-related programming and/or engineering skills. In addition to core computer science courses, you will complete in-depth courses in networks and Internet operations as well as gain extensive experience in web and network software development.

Combined with electives in areas like mobile device programming and game development, this degree prepares you for employment opportunities in client and server-side web application development, computer network engineering and security, and mobile device application development.

CS Majors 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Number of Students 769 870 971 1,013 1,058 1,015
Graduation Numbers 58 69 91 74 95 65




Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years of graduation, alumni of the computer science program are expected to have:

  1. Demonstrated their ability to design and develop software in a variety of application areas, such as systems software, networking, and full-stack web areas.
  2. Advanced professionally by given more responsibilities; and/or have successfully completed a graduate-level degree.
  3. Continued their professional development by staying up-to-date in the field of computer science.
  4. Served in their professional organizations and/or local communities.

Student 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.