Computer Science Accreditation

Vision and Mission

WSU Tri-Cities computer science program is ABET accredited — the most prestigious accreditation awarded to a civil engineering program.  Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.

To rank in the top 50 programs nationally by providing an experience-enhanced education and conducting groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in computing.

  • Educate graduates for professional leadership, civic influence, and lifelong learning.
  • Provide an education based on a theoretical, experimental, and ethical foundation and enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships, international studies, interdisciplinary programs, or programs in entrepreneurship.
  • Conduct research and develop technology to address present and future societal problems.
  • Advance the state-of-the-art in areas incorporating technical disciplines from computing.
  • Collaborate with researchers from other disciplines to address societal grand challenge problems.
  • Serve the community and the profession by participating in activities designed to improve and preserve the body of knowledge in computing.
  • Participate in service that advances computer science education.
  • Transfer research results to communities, the nation, and the world to increase economic equity, quality of life, and ecological sustainability.
Undergraduate Enrollment & Graduation Data
Academic Year Status Degree Enrollment Year Total by Degree Total Undergrad Total Graduate Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorates
2013-14 FT BSCS 2 3 8 17 30 39 5 9* 1*
BACS 1 4 4 9 1*
PT BSCS 1 2 2 5 10 10
BACS 1 3 1 5
2012-13 FT BSCS 3 5 11 14 33 35 1 10 2 1
BACS 1 1 2
PT BSCS 2 3 3 8 13 9
BACS 1 2 3 5
2011-12 FT BSCS 7 6 1 3 17 3 2 1
BACS
PT BSCS 1** 2 3 12
BACS
2010-11 FT BSCS 3** 6** 6 15 2 7
BACS 5
PT BSCS 5 3
BACS 5
2009-10 FT BSCS 3** 6** 1 5 15 3 4 2 2
BACS
PT BSCS 3 3 10
BSCS
Computer Science Program Enrollment and Degree Data

FT–full time
PT–part time
*Estimate. Official numbers will be available in October 2014.
**BSCS/BACS lower division enrollment not maintained distinctly for these academic years.

Constituencies

Coming soon!

Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

BSCS/BACS Program Educational Objectives
As can be demonstrated in the years following graduation:

  1. Our graduates have professional careers in industry or academia or are engaged in advanced studies.
  2. Our graduates keep abreast and adapt to changes in technology as well as the needs of a globalized society.
  3. Our graduates are successful team members or team leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and act ethically.

BSCS Student Outcomes

  1. The ability to develop a software system according to the principles of software engineering
  2. The ability to function as part of a team
  3. The ability to program in modern programming languages,
  4. The ability to communicate effectively
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  6. The ability to model, design, and analyze algorithms

BACS Student Outcomes

  1. The ability to develop a software system according to the principles of software engineering
  2. The ability to function as part of a team
  3. The ability to program in modern programming languages
  4. The ability to communicate effectively
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities

CS Courses and Syllabi

The current Computer Science courses and syllabi are available here.

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