Mission and Goals

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is to provide undergraduate and graduate education that will prepare students to become thoughtful, productive members of the computing profession and community.

Mission for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is to provide students with an education that will prepare them to develop a career in the fields of computer science or computer forensics.

Mission for Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity is to provide students with an education that will prepare them to build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in digital forensics and cybersecurity and develop a career in the related professional fields.

Mission for Masters of Science in Applied Computing

The mission of the Masters of Science in Applied Computing program is to provide students with a professional education that will prepare them to develop a career in advanced computing fields.

 
DEPARTMENT GOALS

  • The department will provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education in computer science by enhancing teaching effectiveness, refining curriculum to keep the program current with the rapidly changing computer technology and providing equipment/facilities for students to access and gain practical experience.
  • The department will provide effective academic advising to promote student learning and development outcomes and achievement of educational goals.
  • The faculty will remain current in the discipline through professional development and scholarly activity and increase opportunities for and number of collaborative faculty/student research projects.
  • The department will serve the University, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation through the practice of professional activities and service in the computing field.