Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Texas A&M-Kingsville offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. This program emphasizes the theory and design of digital computer software and their applications. Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields with excellent opportunities for applications in almost all areas of government, industry and commerce. The Computer Science program at Texas A&M-Kingsville is accredited by the CAC of ABET. Any CS graduate since October 1, 2012 is considered to have graduated from the accredited program.

The objectives of the undergraduate computer science program are:

  • Graduates will demonstrate a synthesis of theory and practice in computer science and electrical engineering that will be expanded upon throughout their professional careers.
  • Graduates will act according to their ethical, global, social, legal, information security and other professional responsibilities.
  • Graduates entering industry positions will contribute effectively to the technology projects carried out by their respective employers.
  • Graduates who continue to advanced studies will successfully complete their chosen degree programs.

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate 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
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(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.
(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

This page was last updated on: September 17, 2014