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Mission

The overall mission of the computing programs is to prepare nationally and internationally competitive graduates, at the graduate, baccalaureate, and associate levels, in computer science and information technologies to meet the needs of the current and future technology era. Our department's program objectives and outcomes are consistent with the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which is to provide nationally competitive and fully accrediated professional programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs enable immediate employment upon graduation or for continuation for advanced level studies in the respective disciplines.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives (PEO) of the undergraduate computer science program are broad statements that describe what our graduates are expected to attain.

Our graduates will have

  1. have become practiced and competitive professionals in computer science, or related application or applied areas; or have entered, if not completed, a graduate program.
  2. continuously improve their technical knowledge and abilities in computing, thus allowing them to adapt to changes in the profession.
  3. continuously maximize the impact of their technical knowledge in their community and in our society.
  4. be professionally ethical at all times.

Computer Science - Student Outcomes

CSIT Department's programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • 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 choices
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

*The computer science program (BSCS) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org).

Information Technology- Student Outcomes

CSIT Department's programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan

Annual student enrollment and graduation data

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at the University of the District of Columbia creates UDC Fact Books by collecting students enrollments, graduation, or else annually. Student enrollment and graduation data for the BS in Computer Science and the BS in Information Technology can be found at the university website (shown below).
UDC Fact Books: http://www.udc.edu/irap/fact_books

MAJOR TERM Total Enrollment
Computer Science 2013 Fall 65
2014 Spring 71
2014 Summer 11
2014 Fall 67
2015 Spring 71
2015 Summer 16
2015 Fall 50
2016 Spring 78
Total   429
MAJOR TERM Total Graduated
Computer Science 2013 Fall 3
2013 Spring 6
2014 Fall 3
2015 Spring 7
2015 Fall 3
2016 Spring 7
Total   29

Fact Sheets

Annual student enrollment data can be found in the university website at http://www.udc.edu/irap/fact_sheets