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CIS Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BACS)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BACS) program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to CS.

  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. A familiarity with current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

  10. A familiarity with 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.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Arts in Information Science (BAIS)

The student learning outcome for the Bachelor of Science (BAIS) degree program in Information Science (IS) are:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to IS

  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 and information science on individuals, organizations, and society

  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

  9. A familiarity with current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing and information science practice

  10. An understanding of and a familiarity with the use, delivery, and management of information systems within an Information Sciences and systems environment.