Central Connecticut State University

Mission Statement

Mission and objectives of the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers several bachelors' degree programs as well as a graduate program in Computer Information Technology (CIT).  The Honors Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. With this program the Department of Computer Science pursues the following Program Educational Objectives:

Objective 1. Graduates will apply a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts, and applications of computer science in their career.

  • Student Outcome (a): An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • Student Outcome (b): An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Student Outcome (c): An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
Objective 2. Graduates will be engaged in a wide range of careers in computer science and information technology.
  • Student Outcome (i): An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Student Outcome (j): An ability to apply 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 Outcome (k): An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Objective 3. Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Student Outcome (d): An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Student Outcome (f): An ability to communicate effectively.

Objective 4. Graduates will engage in life-long learning or continue with graduate study in computer science.

  • Student Outcome (h): Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

Objective 5. Graduates will act ethically and with social responsibility in their careers.

  • Student Outcome (e): An understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
  • Student Outcome (g): An ability to analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.

Student data for 2013/14 academic year (CS Honors program only)

ABET-accredited program are required to publicly post annual student enrollment and graduation data

Enrolled students: 115
Graduating students: 12