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 (http://www.abet.org).
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Graduates of the program will be capable of communicating effectively with team members, constituents, and the public.
- Clarify Purpose and Perspective
Graduates of the program will be aware of the benefits of developing their understanding and professional capabilities through lifelong learning.
- 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.
The program must enable students to attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
|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|
Further information in regards to ABET can be found on the Computer Science Wiki.