Computer Science & Mathematics Student Learning Outcomes

Goals for Students in Computer Science and Mathematics

Both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics offer regionally accredited degree programs with program curricula approved by the New York State Department of Education. While having formally stated learning goals and outcomes is essential to our mission, we encourage you read about our students in this recent issue of FoxLogic and visit our campus to see first-hand the vibrant learning community we have created.

Goals & Objectives for B.S. Computer Science and B.S. Information Technology and Systems Students

1. Prepare students for employment in a technology field or for graduate study in a technology field. 
2. Provide students with both theoretical knowledge and skills-based proficiency in the five core technology competencies:

  • programming,
  • hardware,
  • data communications,
  • data management, and
  • systems/software analysis and design.

3. Provide students with fundamental knowledge of business administration and management so that graduates will be able to work effectively within businesses and organizations. 
4. Develop interpersonal skills for working effectively on teams. 
5. Develop effective written and oral communication skills. 
6. Educate students about the behavioral, social, and ethical aspects of technology.

Goals & Objectives for B.A. Mathematics and B.S. Applied Mathematics Students:

1. Develop a broad understanding of the field of mathematics

  • The student will have sufficient mathematical knowledge to begin a career teaching mathematics at the secondary school level.
  • The student will have sufficient mathematical knowledge to begin graduate studies in mathematics or applied mathematics.

2. Learn to communicate and assimilate mathematical information effectively

  • The student will write clear and concise solutions to computational problems.
  • The student will critically analyze theorems, proofs and larger mathematical writings for the completeness, accuracy and effectiveness of their presentation.
  • The student will write convincing arguments to prove or disprove mathematical statements.
  • The student will present mathematics clearly to an audience of peers and faculty.

3. Become familiar with interdisciplinary applications of mathematics

  • The student will make connections between mathematics and other academic disciplines.
  • The student will become familiar with at least one academic discipline that makes extensive use of mathematics (B.S. degree program in Applied Mathematics).

4. Learn how to access and utilize resources that will facilitate further mathematical study or research

  • The student will become familiar with software packages and/or platforms that can be used as resources in the teaching, learning, and practice of mathematics.
  • The student will become familiar with library and web-based literature and materials that can be used as resources in the teaching, learning, and practice of mathematics.
  • The student will become familiar with extra-curricular activities, events, and contacts that can be used as resources in the teaching, learning, and practice of mathematics.
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