Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Major and Learning Outcomes

Computer Science Major Mission Statement

The mission of the computer science major is to prepare students who can demonstrate advanced knowledge of current computer science concepts and technologies appropriate to the track, as well as critical thinking and analysis. Upon successful program completion, graduates are prepared for professional careers and/or graduate studies, employing the ethical responsibilities implied by the mission and philosophy of DeSales University.

Computer Science Major Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from DeSales University with a major in computer science will be able to demonstrate:

  1. critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to use computer science methodologies to solve problems;
  2. advanced knowledge of current technology based on industry standards;
  3. advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts based on industry standards;
  4. knowledge of ethical and social principles in the computer science field;
  5. integration of skills relevant to a profession or advanced studies.

The development and application of computer technology continues to create opportunities for professionals educated in computer and information sciences. The computer science program consists of five tracks: General, Game Programming, Cyber Security, Data Science, and Digital Art. All tracks lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, but each track includes specialized courses in the specified area of interest.