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BA CIS Program Objectives and Outcomes

Objectives:

  • Graduates of the program will be employed in the computing-related professions, and will be engaged in learning, understanding, and applying new ideas and technologies as computing evolves and new applications emerge.
  • Graduates with an interest in, and aptitude for, advanced studies in computing will have completed, or be actively pursuing, graduate studies in computing or related fields.
  • Graduates will be informed and involved members of their communities, and responsible professionals.

Outcomes: Students in the BA CIS program will attain:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics including discrete mathematics;
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a software system or component to solve problems either in computing or in related domains;
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  • an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, 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;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning and continuing professional development;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to explore the potential application of computing techniques to solve problems in other domains.