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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Graduates of the Program will be prepared to apply their knowledge within field settings and to pursue graduate studies in Computer Science.

Program Educational Objectives

Recipients of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:

  1. Will apply theoretical principles and practical tools and techniques in computing to solve real-world problems.
  2. Will communicate effectively orally and in writing, as an individual and as a member of a team.
  3. Will become professionally employed and/or enrolled in advanced graduate studies in Computer Science or a related area.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Science Program will, by the time of graduation, have the following knowledge, abilities, and appreciation of professional standards.

  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

Student Support

Tutoring
The department hires its own students to serve as tutors for our student population. Both undergraduate and graduate tutors are available and can be found in either the open lab on the first floor of the Computer Science Building, Room 111, or in the chair's office on the second floor, Suite 207. Peer-to-peer tutoring can have a positive impact on student performance.

BlackBoard™
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Computer Science Building Suite 207
14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: (301)860-3960 Fax: (301)860-3979

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