Computer Science Program Educational Objectives & Student Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Program Criteria and the Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Gonzaga University develop engineered solutions that are well-conceived and carefully implemented to meet public and private sector needs.

  1. Contribute effectively to organizations as leaders and/or team members.
  2. Foster personal and organizational success in a dynamic, globalized professional environment.
  3. Improve society by applying Jesuit, humanistic values to their professional and civic responsibilities.
  4. Have the ability to earn professional credentials and advanced degrees in computer science.
  5. Contribute to the development of the next generation of information technology either through research or through practice in a corporate setting.
  6. Bring a critical intelligence, formed through the University's commitment to liberal humanistic learning, to the development of information technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Science program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

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