Loyola University Maryland

Department of Computer Science

Learning Aims

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Our student learning outcomes for the B.S. program in computer science are:

  1. Be proficient in computer languages, operating systems, and hardware.
  2. Be able to design high quality solutions to problems using today’s technology based on well-established principles of software engineering process, understand how to participate effectively as a member of a team, and be able to evaluate those solutions by rigorous means.
  3. Understand well the fundamental principles of computer science theory so they can become lifelong learners who can build and understand tomorrow’s technology.
  4. Be effective at written and oral communication, able to read and write technical papers and documentation and present results.
  5. Be knowledgeable of general ethical principles as well as the ethical codes of the computer science discipline, be able to critically evaluate claims of technology, and be knowledgeable of the social context of computing.

Our student learning outcomes for the B.A. program in computer science are:

  1. Be proficient in a computer language and hardware.
  2. Be able to design high quality solutions to real problems in today’s technology using well-established principles of software engineering process, understand how to participate effectively as a member of a team, and be able to evaluate those solutions by rigorous means.
  3. Have the mathematical background to implement sound solutions to problems.
  4. Be effective at written and oral communication, able to read and write technical papers and documentation and present results.

Also see our Educational Objectives.