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CSCI Program Objectives & Outcomes

The program educational objectives of the Computer Science Program are related to the mission of Tuskegee University and the Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science. The objectives were developed in part by Departmental faculty in consultation with alumni, advisory board, and industry partners. The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) can be also found on the Tuskegee University website as it relates to the Mission of the Department of Computer Science.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Science undergraduate program at TU prepares its graduates to achieve the following career and professional goals:

  1. To apply their knowledge of computing, evolving technologies, and analytical thinking, in designing problem solutions to the issues encountered in their professional careers or in pursuit of advanced degrees.
  2. To communicate well orally and in writing, interact professionally, and collaborate effectively on interdisciplinary teams to realize goals or objectives.
  3. To maintain high ethical standards in leadership roles, as well as address concerns for the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and the global society.
  4. To continually broaden knowledge and skills as well as develop expertise in a computing and/or technology area.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to perform by the time of graduation. These statements relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. The goal/objective of the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (general option) is to provide students with a strong theoretical and practical background in the use of analytical thinking to design software solutions to real world problems. Computer science professional should also have the ability to evolve their knowledge and skills as new technologies are discovered and apply this knowledge with ethical consideration of the individual and collective impact.  These same objectives are reflected in the ABET student outcomes, therefore; the Department of Computer Science has chosen to adopt the ABET student outcomes, which are listed as follow:

By the time of graduation, the students should have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development. 
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  10. 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;
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

Annual Enrollment for Computer Science Undergraduate Program: 75.

2012 – 60
2013 – 68
2014 – 73
2015 – 74
2016 – 75

Tuskegee University is flexible and comprehensive in evaluations to ensure students are admitted who can take full advantage of the Tuskegee experience while enriching the overall campus community. Table 1-2 shows the history of admission standards for computer science freshman for the past five years.

Table 1-2. Admissions Standards for Freshman Admissions for Past Five Years

 Academic Year Composite ACT Composite SAT  # of new students enrolled
Fall 2012

21

900 28
Fall 2013 20 855 33
Fall 2014 23 980 33
Fall 2015 21 973 32
Fall 2016 20 970 30

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded:

2012 – 9 
2013 – 8 
2014 – 8
2015 – 8
2016 – 14