program objectives and outcomes

Program Objectives and Outcomes, CS and CIS

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.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

 

Program Objectives and Outcomes, CY

The program educational objectives (PEOs) of the Cybersecurity degree 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 the Cybersecurity program are defined as preparing students to become:

  1. Recognized by their peers and superiors for their applied skills, problem solving capabilities and professional skills in the field of Cybersecurity.
  2. Professionals as effective communicators in oral and written communication.
  3. Practitioners who incorporate ethical, legal and social implications to outcomes of their profession.
  4. Professionals actively engaged in activities which allow for the continuous development of their computing and cybersecurity skills.

The student outcomes (SOs) of the Cybersecurity degree 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 the Cybersecurity program are that upon graduation students will be able to:

  1. An ability to analyze a problem, and to identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the discipline.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.
  4. An ability to make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. An ability to function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk and produce deliverables.
  6. An ability to apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  7. An ability to analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.

Undergraduate Completers by Major

Major 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Computer Information Systems 7 7 6 14 10
Computer Science 15 14 11 11 13
Cybersecurity (BS)*   7* 6* 14* 19
Computer Science Total 22 28 23 39 42

*Undergraduate Fall Enrollment by Major

Major 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Computer Information Systems (BS) 64 85 94 96 89
Computer Science (BS) 129 111 147 165 183
Cybersecurity (BS)* 65* 85* 104* 123* 138
Computer Science Total 193 196 241 261 410

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

Contact

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Department of Computer Science
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701