Texas Tech University

Objectives & Outcomes

Computer Science BS

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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.
  • Continue professional development through education, training, 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 

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.

6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.


Fall 2021

Department and Programs Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Computer Science 543 275 286 58 1,162
Software Engineering     17   17
Software & Security Engineer     4   4

Degrees Awarded (Academic Year)

year Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
2021 167 54 10 231
2020 119 29 7 155
2019 113 24 5 142
2018 68 25 3 96
2017 49 28 5 82

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.


The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Program Specific Criteria are presented in the 2021-2022 course catalog.

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

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Department of Computer Science