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Program Objectives


The program recognizes three constituencies: 

           1. Students enrolled in the Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science, University of Georgia;

           2. Students who have completed this degree and are now either pursuing graduate study or a career;

           3. Corporations, individuals, and commercial enterprises who hire graduates of the program.

Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS) degree has the following program educational objectives:

1. Graduates will be successfully employed in the computing profession or will be actively pursuing advanced degrees in computing or a related discipline
2. Graduates will have a thorough grounding in the principles and practices of computing, and be properly prepared to engage in further learning
3. Graduates will have an appreciation and understanding of social issues, enabling them to be responsible members of their profession and informed citizens

Student Outcomes (a - k)

Students who successfully meet the BS-CS program requirements will demonstrate the following student outcomes:

a. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
b. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
c. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
h. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
j. 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;
k. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Policy and Procedure for the Periodic Review and Revision of Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes.

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