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COMPUTING SCIENCES


Undergraduate Programs & Curriculum

Which degree is right for me?

Though information systems, information technology, cybersecurity, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and other fields of computing fall under the broad umbrella of computer science, there are enough differences to distinguish areas of study. The Department of Computing Sciences offers three Bachelor of Science programs. Which program is right for you? Visit the Degree Program Comparison [2019] (PDF).

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are skills that we expect our graduates to attain within three to five years after completing their program of study. The most recent published Performance Educational Objectives are from the CCU 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog.

Our program graduates are expected to be:

  1. Contributing to society through the application of strong core competencies in the field,
  2. Demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical practice, and
  3. Successfully adapting to technical, societal, and environmental changes by building upon strong foundational competencies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes are skills that we expect our students to attain by graduation. The most recent Student Learning Outcomes have been adopted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The first five student learning outcomes apply to all three undergraduate majors: computer science, information systems, and information technology:

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  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.

In addition to Student Learning Outcomes 1-5, graduates of the computer science program will have the ability to:

  1. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. [CS]

In addition to Student Learning Outcomes 1-5, graduates of the information systems program will have the ability to:

  1. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment. [IS]

In addition to Student Learning Outcomes 1-5, graduates of the information technology program will have the ability to:

  1. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems. [IT]

Enrollment and Graduation Information

The latest enrollment and graduation information is provided below. For additional details, see the Gupta College of Science Fact Book available from the College Fact Books page.