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Objectives & Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)

 

Program Educational Objectives

Enrollment

Fall 2014

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Computer Science 93 96 34 223
Computer Science 93 78 34 205
Software Engineering   18   18

 

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2013-2014

Degrees awarded: December 2013, May 2014, August 2014

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Computer Science 38 23 5 66
Computer Science 38 18 5 61
Software Engineering   5   5

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

  1. Practice in a computing-related profession and/or pursue advanced studies in computing or a related discipline,
  2. Exhibit communication, teamwork, and leadership skills,
  3. Function ethically as responsible professionals with the ability to progress within their organizations, and
  4. Pursue professional development through continuing education and/or participation in computing oriented events and organizations.

Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science graduates of Texas Tech University should attain the outcomes ABET Criterion as the following.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. 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.
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.