Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Our undergraduate computer science program focuses on the study of the principles and use of computers.

Our B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Useful links:

  • The prerequisite flow chart can be found here.
  • The course sequence sheet can be found here.
  • The approved list of technical electives can be found here.
  • The WSU catalog pages with regards to the computer science program can be found here.

 


 

Student Outcomes

"Student outcomes (SOs) describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program." The faculty approved SOs for the B.S. Computer Science program (adopted from the recommendations of the CAC) are:

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  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.

 

Program Educational Objectives

"Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies."

We define two PEOs for our Computer Science program, where at least one of the PEOs should be attained by graduates:

  1. The alumni, in the first several years after receiving their baccalaureate degree, will be productive and successful in the professional practice of computing, as evidenced by:
    1. Job satisfaction and contributions toward the success of one’s employers;
    2. Effective participation and leadership on cross-functional teams;
    3. Being effective in identifying and solving real-world problems;
    4. Being effective at handling increased responsibilities;
    5. Receipt of job-related awards, promotions/raises, and professional accomplishments.
  2. The alumni, in the first several years after receiving their baccalaureate degree, will be successful in pursuing continuing education as evidenced by:
    1. Effective progression toward an advanced postundergraduate degree or professional certification;
    2. Participation in professional societies, professional conferences and meetings;
    3. Participation in life-long learning by adapting to new technologies, tools and methodologies in computing, and responding to the challenges of a changing environment;
    4. Scholarly accomplishments (e.g., publications, presentations);
    5. Professional self-study.

 

If you are a member of one the program's constituencies (faculty, student, alumni, employer) you can leave feedback on our PEOs by filling this survey.


 

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The enrollment during fall 2018 in the computer science program was 344 students.

During the academic year of 2018 (fall 2017, spring 2018, summer 2018) the computer science program produced 44 graduates.