CMSC Accreditation and Student Outcomes


UMBC’s B.S. Program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Computer Science Program Criteria.

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 be able to:

1)      Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

2)      Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

3)      Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.

4)      Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

5)      Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

6)      Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. (CS Program Specific Outcome)

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.