Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes of Computer Science Program

Computer Science B.S. Program Learning Outcomes

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are the goals that the department has for its alumni.

The Educational Objectives of the FSU Computer Science Program are:

  • PEO1: Graduates will be employed in computer-related positions or in other degree-requiring professions.
  • PEO2: Graduates will pursue graduate studies.
  • PEO3: Graduates will engage in life-long learning.
  • PEO4: Graduates will be actively involved in social and professional service at local, national, and global levels.
  • PEO5: Graduates will assume professional leadership roles.

The Computer Science B.S. program learning outcomes

The Computer Science B.S. program enables students to achieve by the time of graduation the following learning outcomes:

  • 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 practices.
  • 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.

The program annual student enrollment and graduation data

Semester Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Fall 2016
Enrollment 77 94 102 87 97 102 113 138 140 141

Academic Year 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Number of Graduates 21 12 7 18 17