M.S. in Computer Science: Program Goals and Objectives

Program Goals

The Program will produce graduates who will:
  • Succeed as practicing computer scientists.
  • Adapt and evolve in complex technological environments such as those found in the workplace.
  • Be careful, precise, mature thinkers; and who will take with them, the intellectual preparation they need to apply what they have learned, to communicate it to others, and to continue their education for the rest of their lives.

Program Objectives

After completing the Computer Science curriculum, students should be able to:
  • Enter and succeed in Ph.D. programs in computing.
  • Solve problems and implement their solutions in an appropriate computational environment.
  • Apply their knowledge of computer science, mathematics, and science to solve technical problems.
  • Design systems, components, or processes to meet specified requirements.
  • Work in teams to create various software systems, both large and small.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve problems encountered when constructing solutions involving information technology and related fields.
  • Articulate the social, professional, ethical and legal aspects of a computing environment.
  • Analyze contemporary issues related to the evolving discipline of computer science.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in written form, individually and/or in teams.
  • Apply modern skills, techniques, and tools in their professional practice.
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