UA’s Department of Computer Science offers dynamic programs for students interested in designing, implementing, testing and maintaining individual software applications, but also for students who want to develop and manage larger systems that integrate a wide range of components
The computer science undergraduate program consists of 120 hours of study, and it is designed to give a broad overview of the foundations of the discipline, focusing on fundamental concepts that can be applied in any environment and situation.
Students are advised through the College of Engineering Academic Advising Center, the focal point for undergraduate students to efficiently get correct and timely information about courses needed to complete their education. The advising process is designed to ensure a timely completion of the degree, as well as satisfaction with the student’s overall academic experience.
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Student Learning Outcomes
The computer science undergraduate program, leading to a bachelor of science degree, is designed to enable students:
- 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 in 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
For additional questions about the undergraduate program, contact Dr. Marcus Brown.