This program provides the student with a broad, theoretical background in computer science with study in the basics of program development, data structures, operating systems, computer architecture, theory of computation, network design and implementation and allied sciences. Emphasis is placed on software design and development and networking. Students undertake network and software projects of increasing sophistication as they progress through their coursework. This program prepares students either to enter a career upon graduation or to enter graduate school. Graduates can expect employment opportunities in industry and government that are exciting, challenging, and well paid.
A graduate of this program is equipped to design and create software to meet a variety of needs. Graduates are also capable of working in a range of technology support roles that require a high level of competency. Graduates have gone on to become software engineers, software developers, web developers, database programmers and system administrators, as well as to continue their education in graduate school.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Develop complex software systems in at least two programming languages
2. Communicate effectively with other programmers and non-programmers both orally and in writing
3. Contribute to all phases of the software cycle
4. Design, implement, and maintain a LAN infrastructure
5. Analyze data gathered to identify likely solutions given a problem or situation
6. Apply mathematics as appropriate to solve problems in computer science