ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years.
The Computer Science (CS) program at Tarleton State University is seeking accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.
The mission of the Computer Science program at Tarleton State University is to prepare students to enter the workforce or graduate school with the knowledge and skills necessary to function to their maximum capacity. This is achieved through course work (lectures and labs), regular advising by faculty, undergraduate research and peer-interaction. To create a better exposure to the current applications of Computer Science, our majors can choose among six concentrations: AI and Data Science, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Game Development, and General CS. Our students are encouraged to seek out and take advantage of other opportunities that will enhance their education and future career: computer-related part-time employment, internships, student professional organizations, field trips, invited speakers, LAN parties, job fairs, resume workshops, etc.
Program objectives, as defined by ABET, are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments the program is preparing graduates to achieve, i.e. what we expect the graduates to be doing in the first few years after graduation.
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Electrical Computer Science program were developed based upon the needs of our constituents to meet the knowledge, skills and values desired in both industry and graduate school. These PEOs are aligned with the mission of the university, the college, and the program. Pending approval from the CSCY (Computer Science and Cybersecurity) Advisory Board, the Computer Science PEOs are for our graduates to:
• Continually improve their knowledge and skills in technical areas, adapt to changes in technology, and broaden their global perspective of the field of computer science.
• Engage in successful careers in industry, academia, and public service, providing technical leadership for their business, profession, and community.
• Uphold and enhance their sense of professional ethics and responsibilities towards individuals, organizations, and society.
• Communicate effectively and interact productively with team members of diverse backgrounds, across race, culture, ethnicity, and gender lines.
CS Student Outcomes
The Student Outcomes support the program mission and educational objectives. Achievement of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of computing, or be successful in graduate school in Computer Science or a computing-related field. The Student Outcomes for the Computer Science program are defined as the ABET criterion 3 outcomes 1 through 6: Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
3.1 Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
3.2 Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
3.3 Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
3.4 Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
3.5 Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
3.6 Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
Annual Student Enrollment
Computer Science Count by Major Data
*First year of the program; some students were in progress via the former version of the ENPH program.