Computer Science

BS: Computer Science 

Computer Science prepares students to design and implement innovative computing solutions to real world problems.  Areas of study include (but not limited to) algorithms, software engineering, graphics, artificial intelligence, robotics, databases, theory of computation, networks and Internet technologies. This professional degree has a great breadth and depth in Computer Science. The program emphasizes both theory and practical applications of computing. A degree in Computer Science prepares students for employment in developing and maintaining commercial applications and for graduate studies.

Proposed 4-Year Outline

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Computer Science 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.

 

Computer Science 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.

 

Computer Science Program Enrollment & Graduates

                      Enrollment       Graduates

2017                        41                    5                                                  2016                        36                    0
2015                         7                      0

 

Computer Science Program Course Descriptions