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Objectives & Outcomes

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


Program Educational Objectives


Fall 2013

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Computer Science 120 66 31 217
Computer Science 120 47 31 198
Software Engineering   19   19


Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2012-2013

Degrees awarded: December 2012, May 2013, August 2013

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Computer Science 37 26 5 68
Computer Science 37 24 5 66
Software Engineering   2   2

The program educational objectives for the Department of Computer Science undergraduate program are to:

  1. Provide a quality scientific and technical foundation, professional computing skills, and a well-rounded undergraduate experience
  2. Prepare our graduates for productive and rewarding careers so that they
    1. Have the ability and skills to practice computer science, create new knowledge, and/or go on to advanced studies in computing or related professions,
    2. Function ethically and contribute value as responsible professionals to any organization, and
    3. Develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills, and remain informed and involved in the computing professions and community.

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.