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Computer Science Program Accreditation

University Mission Statement

McNeese State University, a selective admissions institution, provides education, research, and service that support core values of academic excellence, student success, fiscal responsibility, and university-community alliances. The University’s fundamental educational mission is to offer associate, baccalaureate, and specific graduate curricula distinguished by academic excellence. The University engages in collaborative ventures to benefit industry and to enhance economic development and cultural growth in this region and beyond.

The foundation for student success begins with faculty commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and creative and scholarly activity. At McNeese State University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, students cultivate skills for critical thinking and effective expression and gain an understanding of the global community. The learning and social environment integrates discipline-specific knowledge with the values of lifelong learning, ethical responsibility, and civic engagement.

College of Science Mission Statement

The primary purpose of the College of Science is to offer quality undergraduate and graduate science curricula. Course offerings in the sciences are designed to satisfy the requirements of offered science curricula; of science and mathematics requirements of the core curriculum, and of specific requirements of other curricula and programs.

The McNeese Computer Science Program is ABET Accredited

Why choose an ABET accredited program?

Program Objectives

The educational objectives for the Computer Science undergraduate program are to produce alumni(ae) who can:

  1. Become productive, responsible, computing science professionals capable of conducting research and/or designing developing, or maintaining projects in the various areas of computer science.
  2. Understand and apply ethical issues and social aspects of computing science in performing their duties as computer science professionals.
  3. Continue the learning of new technologies in the computer science area through self-directed professional development or post graduate education.

Student Outcomes

The following are the program outcomes for the undergraduate Computer Science Degree:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Mapping of Outcomes to Objectives

Objective Outcome
1 a, b, c, d, f, i, j, k
2 e, f, g
3 c, h