Program Objectives, Student Outcomes and Statistics

Program Educational Objectives

For our B.S. degree program in computer science, the following set of educational objectives describes what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.

  • Successfully engage in professional practice in the computing sciences or apply computer science tools to another field of interest;
  • Pursue advanced study in the computing sciences;
  • Regularly demonstrate their ability to contribute to society in a professional and ethical manner, communicate effectively, and work successfully in both independent and team environments.

Student Outcomes

The computer science undergraduate program, leading to a bachelor of science degree, is designed to enable students:

  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.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

The University of Alabama Office of Institutional Research and Assessment maintains annual enrollment and graduate data for the programs in the College of Engineering. Please visit the OIRA Statistical Profiles website to find statistics for student enrollment, degrees awarded and faculty data.