Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Objectives

Three to five years after graduation, our typical alumni will:

  1. Advance beyond initial entry-level positions as computing professionals or have made significant progress toward a graduate degree in computing.
  2. Use the background they have acquired in a wide range of areas in computer science during their undergraduate study as a basis for continued growth of their professional knowledge and skills.
  3. Use teamwork skills effectively in the development of complex software systems.
  4. Use communication skills to advantage within the organizational structure of workplaces that are becoming increasingly diverse and interconnected among different groups including, but not necessarily limited to, those groups based on racial, gender, age, and religious backgrounds.
  5. Demonstrate strong professional ethics in all of their computing endeavors.
Learning Outcomes

General outcomes that guide the specific learning outcomes for individual courses.

Students graduating with a degree in Computer Science with the computer science emphasis will have:

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

Computer Science Department

Halsey Science, Room 229B
(920) 424-2068
Contact us

Office Hours: Spring 2020
Mary Margaret Hollstein

Academic Department Associate
MTu 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WF 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
hollsteinm@uwosh.edu

George Thomas
Department Chair
Halsey Science 218
MW 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TuTh 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
or by appointment.
cschair@uwosh.edu

 

Statistics on Number of Majors and Graduates

The latest data on the number of declared majors and graduates in each of our two emphases (formerly three emphases, i.e., prior to Fall 2014) . 

Program Enrollment Data

Enrolled MajorsCSCISSEUndecidedPreCSTotal
201886159132182
20177016642179
20164926552168
20154657955185
201425188255180
201334247870206
201234227774207
201137305748172
201040244136141
200932273137127
200831222629108
200740322727126
200630262338117

Program Graduates Data

Graduates of ProgramCSCISSETotal
2019912434
2018411823
2017621624
2016612229
2015872035
2014552131
201374920
2012281222
2011681024
201083617
200966820
200847415
2007106521
20061112528

 

Please Note: In reading these statistics, please realize that at UWOshkosh, until the spring of 2015, any student was to able declare a CS major when they matriculated as a freshman. Unlike the process for determining the number of majors at many other schools, there was no “entry bar” a student had to achieve before they were able to declare a CS major.

Hence incoming freshmen who tested into remedial math courses could be counted as a CS major even though it may have been hard for these students to graduate from our program.  In spring 2015, we began a new policy that a student would not be allowed to declare a CS major until they satisfied all the mathematical prerequisites for the first CS course taken by a major — namely Computer Science 221. Instead, they are classified as Pre-Computer Science, represented by the PreCS above. 

Computer Science Department

Halsey Science, Room 229B
(920) 424-2068
Contact us

Office Hours: Spring 2020
Mary Margaret Hollstein

Academic Department Associate
MTu 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WF 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
hollsteinm@uwosh.edu

George Thomas
Department Chair
Halsey Science 218
MW 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TuTh 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
or by appointment.
cschair@uwosh.edu