Program Objectives and Outcomes

The program educational objectives(PEOs) of the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems degrees at Southeast are broad statements that describe professional accomplishments that the Department of Computer Science is preparing their graduates to achieve during their career.

Specifically, the PEOs of both the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems programs are defined as preparing students to become:

  1. Recognized by their peers and superiors for their technical skills in the computing field.
  2. Recognized by their peers and superiors for their professional skills in the computing field (e.g. communication, teamwork, leadership).
  3. Actively involved in local and regional professional service.
  4. Graduate students in computer science and related disciplines.
  5. Professionals actively engaged in activities which allow for the continuous development of their computing skills.

The student outcomes (SOs) of the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems degrees at Southeast are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. In other words, these relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the degree program.

Specifically, the student outcomes (SOs) of both the Computer Science and Computer Information Systems programs are that upon graduation students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of computer science fundamentals.
  2. Demonstrate programming proficiency in a modern language.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental software engineering skills on a non-trivial project to the satisfaction of a client.
  4. Be prepared for one of the following:
    1. To enter the workforce as an entry level applied computer scientist.
    2. To be accepted into a computer science graduate program.
  5. Be prepared for lifelong learning in their computer science careers.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  7. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  8. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

Undergraduate Graduates by Major

Major 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Computer Information Systems 9 7 6 16
Computer Science 13 14 11 11
Computer Science Total 22 21 17 25

*Undergraduate Fall Enrollment by Major

Major 2014 2015 2016
Computer Information Systems (BS) 94 96 89
Computer Science (BS) 147 165 183
Cybersecurity (BS) -- -- 138
Computer Science Total 241 261 410

*The BS in Cybersecurity degree is a new addition to the Department of Computer Science as of the Fall of 2016.

Contact

573.651.2244
csdept@semo.edu
Dempster Hall 021A
Department of Computer Science
One University Plaza, MS 5950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701