Computer Science Mission statement, Objectives and Outcomes
Mission of the Vanderbilt Program in Computer Science
The program in Computer Science will prepare undergraduate students to accept and fulfill responsibilities across a broad spectrum of activities, including:
- The practice of Computer Science.
- Academic careers in Computer Science.
- Other areas in which a preparation in Computer Science will support significant contributions to the field, including finance, medicine and law.
- Service to the engineering community and the community at large.
Within 2-4 years of graduation, Computer Science program graduates will demonstrate, or be prepared to achieve:
- Successful careers, as reflected by advancement to positions that include greater responsibility and intellectual challenge
- Successful performance in graduate or professional degree programs
- Graduates of the Computer Science Program are expected to demonstrate:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing -based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.