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  • Academic Learning Compact - Computer Science (CLAS)

    The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' computer science program exposes you to a broad range of disciplines, including programming languages, theory of computer science, physical science, mathematics and software engineering. You will graduate with the ability to apply knowledge of science and mathematics to computer science probelms, to design computer systems or components to satisfy users' needs and to communicate technical information regarding computer systems to other computer scientists. This program emphasizes the broader aspects of computer science and is less technical in depth than the computer science program in the College of Engineering.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Pass assessment according to department rubric of student performance on a major design experience.
    • Pass assessment in one or more core courses or individual assignments targeted to each SLO.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science to computer science problems.
    2. Design a computing system, component or process, analyzing and interpreting the data.
    3. Use the techniques, skills and tools necessary for computer science practice.
    4. Design a computing system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, and health and safety constraints.
    5. Identify, formulate and solve computer science problems.
    6. Communicate technical data and design information effectively in writing, in speech and in multidisciplinary teams to other computer scientists.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6
    CDA 3101 R   R R R  
    CEN 3031           I, A
    CIS 4914​ A A A A A A
    COP 3504     I I I  
    COP 3530 R   R   R  
    COP 4600     A R    
    COT 3100 I   R      
    COT 4501 A I, A     R  

    Assessment Types:
    Written assignments, exams and oral reports/presentations. Additional assessment includes the exit survey.

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