UMBC Commencement 2009

CMSC Accreditation and Student Outcomes

Accreditation

UMBC’s B.S. Program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Educational Objectives

Educational objectives are our expectations regarding the performance of the graduates of the computer science B.S. program approximately three to five years after graduation. The educational objectives for the computer science program are:

(E1) the graduates will be making valuable contributions in the information technology work force and will be advancing in their careers;
(E2) the graduates will have successfully adapted to changes in the field of computer science;
(E3) the graduates who were admitted to advanced degree programs were successful or are succeeding in those programs.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are the knowledge and skills acquired by our students upon graduation. By the time of graduation, students in the Computer Science program will:

(O1): Software Solutions
be proficient in at least one high-level programming language and have an ability to analyze, design, and implement software solutions in a variety of settings;
(O2): Communication
have practiced, and have an ability to use, written and oral communication skills necessary to be effective in the IT industry;
(O3): Techniques & Tools
have gained familiarity with state-of-the-art programming techniques, tools, and practices;
(O4): Maintain Currency
recognize the need to maintain currency with future changes in the computing profession;
(O5): Foundation + Breadth
have gained a solid foundation in the fundamental areas of computer science – which are algorithms, systems, and software — and exposure to multiple sub-disciplines of computer science.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment and graduation data are available from the Office of Institutional Research, Analysis and Decision support:

  • Select “Trends by Primary Plan” on the Undergraduate Enrollment page for the number of students enrolled in each major according to their first declared major.
  • Select “Undergraduate” on the Degree Awards page for the number of graduates from each program.