Computer Science Graduate Program Objectives

Computer Science Graduate Program Objectives

The primary mission of the Department of Computer Science is the advancement of the field of computer science through teaching, research, and service. Graduate programs objectives to remain actively engaged in this mission are:

  1. Graduates will be ready to accept expected research and development responsibilities upon employment and be able to independently design and develop computer software systems and products based on sound theoretical principles and solid software development skills.
  2. Graduates will be aware of and adapt to technological advances through active participation in life-long learning.
  3. Graduates will exhibit technical communication, collaboration and mentoring skills and assume roles both as team members and as team leaders in research and development in the computing field.
  4. Graduates will exhibit a reasoned understanding of professional ethics and the roles of regulations and guidelines in the profession, including global cultural awareness and environmental impacts.
  5. Doctoral graduates will be able to generate knowledge in at least one computer science sub-discipline and be ready to pursue academic and research careers at colleges and universities, as well as with national and international industries and laboratories.