The mission of the Computer Science program is to educate students in the principles and practices of computer science preparing them for a lifetime of learning and careers in software design and development, computing systems technology and research.
Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the Computer Science program will:
- 1.Have successful professional careers as leaders or members of teams involved in the design and development of computer and software systems;
- 2.Apply scientific and engineering methodologies for analysis and resolution of problems, and pursue advanced study and conduct research in Computer Science and related disciplines;
- 3.Have interpersonal skills needed for effective team-oriented problem solving as well as clear communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders; and
- 4.Identify, analyze and address legal, ethical, social and security concerns associated with the computing field.
- 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.
To receive the degree of B.S. from the FNAS, a student must fulfill all requirements of the degree program, complete all required courses with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the University. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying their graduation.