The Department offers a program of study geared to students who wish to pursue careers in the emerging field of software engineering. The undergraduate curriculum provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the theory, design and application of digital computers, information processing technologies and systems engineering. The program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700. Within a few years of graduating from the computer science program, graduates will be able to attain the Program Educational Objectives. Graduates will be able to:
There is an emphasis on the engineering of computer software, as well as engineering with computers, with particular stress on software and the software/hardware interface. The first two years of instruction prepare students in the engineering fundamentals, while the last two years of instruction focus on systems engineering and computer science. In addition to formal course work, students are encouraged to serve an informal internship of at least one summer in a computer-oriented laboratory within the University or at another computing facility.
Although not required, the department offers students the ability to take prescribed courses geared toward their specific interest in the following tracks:
By default, all students prescribe to the Computer Science track. Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science must complete a minimum of 120 credits (credits may not total 120 because of varying credits for science electives). This includes 60 credits in arts and sciences/social sciences and 48 credits in computer science and engineering consisting of 12 credits in technical electives at the senior level. The Program Educational Objectives embrace outcomes-based learning. Through the curriculum, and co- and extra- curricular activities, students are enabled to achieve the following Student Outcomes:
In addition to formal course work, students are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research, or serve an informal internship of at least one summer in a computer-oriented laboratory within the University or at other computing facilities when deemed appropriate by the departmental advisor. In addition, students are encouraged to apply for co-op programs throughout the country. Students are eligible for internships and co-op opportunities after completion of at least three semesters of course work or in special instances upon recommendation of the advisor.
Enrollment and graduation data for the Department of Computer Science is given below in the following two tables:
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