COMPUTER SCIENCE MISSION
The mission of the Computer Science program is to educate majors in the principles and practices of computer science, preparing them for graduate school, for careers in software development and computing systems technology, and a lifetime of learning.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the CS Program at UCF are that:
- CS graduates participate as effective and productive team members or leaders in the development of computer and software systems covering a broad range of fields including engineering, scientific, and enterprise applications.
- CS graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills to do advanced studies and research in computer science and related engineering and scientific disciplines.
All graduating CS majors shall:
- analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
- design and implement a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
- evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
- communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
- recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
- function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
- apply computer science theory to produce computing-based solutions
- apply software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions