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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

In three to five years after graduation, the graduates of the WVU Tech BS degree program in Computer Science will do the following:

  1. Demonstrate success in the professional practice of Computer Science through recognition of their contributions to an organization or entrepreneurial accomplishments.
  2. Alternatively or additionally, demonstrate success in the field of computing by continuing formal education through earning post graduate degrees, technical certificates, or other technical training.
  3. Demonstrate lifelong learning habits either as a professional or a researcher in their field.
Student Learning Outcomes

To meet the educational objectives, the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems will continually assess the following outcomes. In achieving these program outcomes, our graduates will demonstrate an ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  2. Analyze a problem and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Recognize the need for and to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. 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. Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.