Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Computing Accreditation Commission

Vision Statement

To sustain the computer science program as a viable, valuable and self-determining entity within the Texas A&M University System and to meet the needs of the students and the industries served.

Mission Statement

The mission of the computer science program is to prepare intellectual, professional, and ethical graduates, capable of meeting challenges in the field of computer science; and to coordinate with other parts of the university to facilitate the effective use of educational resources by sharing cross-disciplinary courses.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Science Program has adopted the following set of educational objectives. These objectives describe the general professional accomplishments that we aim for our graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation.

  1. Graduates who choose to enter the workforce will become productive and valuable professionals in their fields.
  2. Graduates who choose to pursue advanced degrees will be able to gain admission to graduate programs and will become successful graduate students.
  3. Graduates will understand the importance of life-long learning to adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies with the ability to respond to a changing world.

Student Outcomes

The Computer Science Program has adopted the following set of program outcomes. These outcomes describe specific abilities and characteristics that we want our graduates to have at the time of graduation.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and computing
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve computer-related problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively - both orally and in writing
  8. An understanding of the field of computing in a global and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern computing tools necessary for computer science practice.

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic YearFall Semester Undergraduate EnrollmentBachelor Degrees Awarded
2016-17 654 61
2015-16 639 102
2014-15 532 92
2013-14 546 70
2012-13 464 67

Enrollments for AY 2014 and after do not include freshmen. The data for AY 2013 and before included freshmen.