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

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded in BACS

YearEnrollmentDegrees Awarded

Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded in BSCS

YearEnrollmentDegrees Awarded
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
PT BSCS 1** 2 3 12
2010-11 FT BSCS 3** 6** 6 15 2 7
2009-10 FT BSCS 3** 6** 1 5 15 3 4 2 2
PT BSCS 3 3 10
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.


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Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

BSCS/BACS Program Educational Objectives
The education objectives for both the BSCS and BACS programs are:

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

BSCS Student Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for both the BSCS and BACS programs are that graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and 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 an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  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 Courses and Syllabi

The current Computer Science courses are available here.

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