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Western Kentucky University

Computer Science

Objectives and Outcomes of the CS Undergraduate Program

Label  Objective/Outcome Description
1   Objective To provide a learning environment which endows graduates from WKU's Computer Science program with a background sufficient to obtain employment in the field or to get admitted into graduate school within six months of their graduation.
Outcome Students demonstrate that they have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms, architecture and operating systems, software engineering, and principles of programming languages.
Outcome Students demonstrate good program development skills.
2    Objective Graduates from WKU's Computer Science program move to a "better" position within five years of?their graduation, and their employer is satisfied with the graduates performance five years after graduation.
Outcome Students demonstrate that they have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms, architecture and operating systems, software engineering, and principles of programming languages.
Outcome Students demonstrate good program development skills.
Outcome Students demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
3   Objective Graduates from WKU's Computer Science program continue to improve their knowledge in the discipline (e.g. they are life-long learners).
Outcome Students will demonstrate the ability to apply CS-related knowledge to complete projects.
Outcome Students are able to use different programming languages/paradigms and different computing platforms.
Objective Graduates from WKU's Computer Science program are valuable employees in the strongly team-work oriented computing industry.
Outcome Students demonstrate the ability to participate successfully on at least two teams which work in areas related to computer science, mathematics, or sciences.
Objective Graduates from WKU's Computer Science program have a firm foundation in scientific and mathematical principles.
Outcome Students successfully completed a broad set of courses designed for science/mathematics/ and engineering majors.
Objective Graduates from WKU's Computer Science program are satisfied with the preparation they received at WKU 5 years after graduation.
Outcome Students are satisfied with the preparation they received at the time of their graduation.

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