Texas Tech University

Objectives & Outcomes

Computer Science BS

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, our Computer Science BS graduates are expected to:

  • Practice in a computing-related profession and/or pursue advanced studies.
  • Function as responsible professionals with the ability to progress within their organizations.
  • Pursue professional development through continuing education and/or participation in computing oriented events and organizations.

Student Outcomes

Computer Science BS graduates of Texas Tech University should attain the following student outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program's student outcomes and to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Enrollment

Fall 2017

Department and Programs Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Computer Science 331 190 58 40 619
Computer Science 331 190 45 40 606
Software Engineering     13   13

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2016-2017

Degrees awarded: December 2016, May 2017, August 2017

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Computer Science 49 28 5 82
Computer Science 49 21 5 75
Software Engineering   7   7

Computer Science Program Specific Criteria

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Accreditation

The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Program Specific Criteria are presented in the 2017-2018 course catalog.

The Computer Science BS program is Accredited by the Computing Accredition commision of ABET http://www.abet.org

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