BS: Computing

Two emphases in Computing:

Computer Science - Proposed 4-Year Outline
Software Systems - Proposed 4-Year Outline

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computing offers a variety of alternatives for the student, depending on the student's career goals.

Computer Science focuses on a study of the computer itself as well as on its role in an application area.

Software Systems is an applied study of computing, focusing on the development and maintenance of software in an application area. A minor in an application area is included as part of the degree.


Computing Program Educational Objectives

Globally, environmentally, and socially responsible computing professionals and computing scholars who are professionally equipped to solve diverse problems and change the world.

Computing professionals and scholars who are an integral part of the intellectual conversation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and who actively contribute to its world-wide mission.


Computing Program Student Outcomes

a.  An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

b.  An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

c.  An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs

d.  An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

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

f.   An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

g.  An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society

h.  Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development

i.   An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tolls necessary for computing practices

j.   An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choice

k.  An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

l.   A well-rounded, Christ-centered life perspective through the integration of the entire Andrews University curriculum


Computing/Computer Science Program Enrollment & Graduates

              Enrollment       Graduates

2016                        39
2015                        34                     6
2014                        30                     4
2013                        25                     1
2012                        31                     4


Computing Program Course Descriptions