CSIT University of the District of Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dept. of Comptuer Science and Information Technology

Mission

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The overall mission of the computing programs is to prepare nationally and internationally competitive graduates, at the graduate and baccalaureate 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

Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.

Our graduates will

  1. Be proficient in the field of computer science by demonstrating success in professional careers and/or graduate studies.
  2. Grow professionally by acquiring new skills in computing and adapting to new technologies, tools, and methodologies to provide innovative solutions to computing problems.
  3. Practice as responsible professionals who are mindful of ethical issues and societal needs that are inherent in the computing field.

Computer Science - Student Outcomes

CSIT Department's programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
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  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and 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 and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

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

Information Technology- Student Outcomes

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

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and 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.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

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 Fall 67
2015 Spring 71
2015 Fall 50
2016 Spring 78
2016 Fall 97
2016 Spring 78
2017 Spring 93
2017 Fall 106
2018 Spring 89
2018 Fall 119
2019 Spring 123
2019 Fall 132
2020 Spring 116
MAJOR TERM Total Graduated
Computer Science 2013 Fall 3
2013 Spring 6
2014 Fall 3
2015 Spring 7
2015 Fall 3
2016 Spring 7
2016 Fall 3
2017 Spring 4
2017 Fall 1
2018 Spring 5
2018 Summer 3
2018 Fall 4
2019 Spring 9
2019 Summer 3
2019 Fall 9
2020 Spring 12

Fact Sheets

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