B.S. in Computer Science
The Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Graduates of the program will be prepared to build software for simple applications or for more complex systems, will be familiar with the latest software development trends, or to pursue graduate studies in a computer science related field.
*The COSC department's Cyber Security Specialization allows students to pursue a cyber security focus along with their area of interest in Computer Science. Click here for details.
Bowie State University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Students have an option to choose their elective courses in Cybersecurity, thereby earning a Certificate of Completion stating that all mandatory knowledge unit requirements have been satisfied in Cyber Defense Education. Click here for details.
Program Educational Objectives
Recipients of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:
- Will apply theoretical principles and practical tools through programming and other techniques to analyze and solve real-world problems.
- Will communicate effectively orally and in writing, as an individual and as a member of a team.
- Will become professionally employed and/or enrolled in advanced graduate studies in Computer Science.
Graduates of the Computer Science Program will, by the time of graduation, have the following knowledge, abilities, and appreciation of professional standards.
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
- 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.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
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