MISSION STATEMENT

The School of Computer Science prepares students to think critically and creatively; to succeed in challenging careers in computing and information tehnology, or pursue graduate degrees; to adapt to changing technological and social environments in a global economy.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs) for Computer Science students

  • KU 1. Think critically, creatively and globally;
  • KU 2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;
  • KU 3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and
  • KU 4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in the professional area of Computer Science.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOS)

What are you learning? How does it fit together? Listed here are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the School of Computer Science. Each course in our curriculum is designed to contribute to one or more of the SLOs for the degree you are seeking. Yes, we have a plan for you!

B.S. Computer Science
  • SLO1: Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • SLO2: Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • SLO3: Design, implement, and evaluate a computer‐based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • SLO4: Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

B.S. in Information Technology
  • SLO1: Ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
  • SLO2: Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • SLO3: Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  • SLO4: Understand best practices and standards and their applications.

M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • SLO1: Apply advanced knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • SLO2: Analyze a complex problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • SLO3: Design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • SLO4: Use advanced techniques and skills for rigorous analysis and presentation of the project necessary for computing practice.

CS Dept Policy on Transfer Credit

Department evaluation of transfer credit is conducted by the Department Chair or designated representative. Coursework to be transferred to Kean is evaluated as equivalent work based on course numbering, pre-requisites, co-requisites, catalog description, and supporting materials. Any exceptions are documented.

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B.S. in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.