As a computer science major, you’ll develop a multidisciplinary skill set, including algorithm development, machine learning and data analysis, database design, web and mobile application development and UX design. You’ll also learn about entrepreneurship — launching a startup with your classmates. Plus, you’ll have opportunities to apply coursework in a real-world setting with internships starting your first year.

Computer Science Learning Goals and Objectives

The outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities expected of each computer science graduate.

  1. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. Ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. 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.
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.