Student Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives  ♦  Student Learning Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives (PEO)/Goals

B.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
FEPAC PEO 1. Our graduates will be productive professionals in the digital forensics and cybersecurity field.
FEPAC PEO 2. Our graduates will develop professionally through continued formal education and/or professional activities.
FEPAC PEO 3. Our graduates will demonstrate leadership skills at work.
FEPAC PEO 4. Our graduates will contribute to community as digital forensic and cybersecurity professionals.

B.S. in Computer Science with Concentration in General Computer Science
ABET PEO 1. Our graduates will be productive professionals in the computing field.
ABET PEO 2. Our graduates will develop professionally through continued formal education and/or professional activities.
ABET PEO 3. Our graduates will demonstrate leadership skills at work.
ABET PEO 4. Our graduates will contribute to community as computing professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

B.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

SLO 1: Understand programming and computing hardware and software systems 
SLO 2: Design, implement and secure a computing network or data system 
SLO 3: Set up systems and policies for cybersecurity incident response 
SLO 4: Detect, identify and document the security breaches of a computing network or data system 
SLO 5: Contain the harm or damage caused by security breach to a computing network or data system, eradicate the intrusion, and recover or restore the system to its original state 
SLO 6: Work collaboratively and effectively with team members, law enforcement, and related personnel for cybersecurity incident response or to accomplish a digital forensic investigation 
SLO 7: Conduct digital forensic investigations that conform to accepted professional and ethical standards 
SLO 8: Apply appropriate laws, regulations and procedures to handle digital evidence in a digital forensic investigation 
SLO 9: Identify potential digital evidence, and necessary techniques, skills, and tools needed for preserving and collecting the evidence 
SLO 10: Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for digital evidence analysis 
SLO 11: Present digital evidence in a professional and legal environment

B.S. in Computer Science

Common Student Outcomes for All Concentrations
Students of Computer Science Department in different concentrations should have the following same student outcomes:
A – An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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.
E – An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

Student Outcomes for Bioinformatics Concentration
BI1 – Students with the B.S. Bioinformatics Option will successfully demonstrate the ability to develop applications in support of genetics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and statistical analysis of experimental data.
BI2 – An ability to communicate effectively with a biological scientist or computer science professional regarding the nature of the data set in question.

Student Outcomes for General Concentration
ABET D – An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
ABET F – An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
ABET G – An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
ABET H – Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
ABET I – An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
ABET 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 choices.
ABET K – An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Student Outcomes for Interactive Multimedia Concentration
IM1 – An ability to analyze a problem and define the requirements appropriate to design an interactive multimedia solution.
IM2 – An ability to design, implement, and evaluate algorithms for interactive real-world simulations and multimedia systems.
IM3 – An ability to evaluate and generate multimedia content.
IM4 – An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
IM5 – An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

Student Outcomes for Statistical Computing Concentration
ST1 – An ability to apply knowledge of Statistics to the discipline

Student Outcomes for Technology Concentration
TE1 – Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems in computer hardware and networks.