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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in computer science at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (

As an accredited program we are guided by a set of Program Educational Objectives and a set of Student Outcomes that frame the course offerings and curriculum requirements.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies.

The following are the Computer Science Program Educational Objectives, based on the University Learning Outcomes, input from faculty and students, review by the University Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Office, and review by the Computer Science Advisory Board.

  1. Learn and Integrate
    Graduates of the program will be proficient in identifying, formulating, and solving computing problems by applying their knowledge of mathematics, computer science, and scientific method. They will be aware of the role of computing in multiple disciplines.
  2. Think and Create
    Graduates of the program will be capable of specifying the requirements of a computing system. They will be capable of modeling, designing, implementing and verifying a computing system to meet specified requirements while considering real-world constraints.
  3. Communicate
    Graduates of the program will be capable of communicating effectively with team members, constituents, and the public.
  4. Clarify Purpose and Perspective
    Graduates of the program will be aware of the benefits of developing their understanding and professional capabilities through lifelong learning.
  5. Practice citizenship
    Graduates of the program will have knowledge of professional and ethical responsibility and will contribute to society through active engagement with professional societies, schools, civic organizations or other community activities.

Student Outcomes

The program must enable students to attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and 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 data for the Department of Computer Science.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Bachelors — B.S. 183 205 213 236 247
Masters — M.S. 16 18 26 30 51
Doctoral — Ph.D. 15 17 19 26 41
Degrees awarded by the Department of Computer Science.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Bachelors 15 27 26 22 32  27
Masters 14 12 10 10 11  11
Doctoral 4 3 3 3 1  4

Further information in regards to ABET can be found on the Computer Science Wiki.

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Computer Science

Physical Address:
Janssen Engineering Building 236

Mailing Address:

Computer Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

Phone: 208-885-6592

Fax: 208-885-9052


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