Computer Science

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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for BS in Computer Science

Program Educational Objectives: The computer science program at the California State University, Northridge prepares students for life-long careers in computer science or related technical fields; such careers should enable its graduates to make valuable contributions to society and to find satisfaction in their chosen profession. Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the computer science program are expected to meet the following program educational objectives:

  • 1. Have a successful professional career in computer science or in related technical fields, or continue their education at the graduate level.
  • 2. Continually improve their professional skills and knowledge to stay current in the field and to attain professional advancement.

 Student Outcomes:  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.
    • 3.1. Written communication.
    • 3.2. Oral communication.
  • 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. [CS]