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Full-time undergraduate enrollment as of September 30, 2019 = 106

Degrees awarded for the academic year 2018-19 (Dec and May) = 18

The Mission Statement of the Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department strives for excellence in giving our students knowledge through comprehensive educational programs, research, dissemination through scholarly publications, and service to the profession, the community, the state, and the nation.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Science Department has adopted the following Program Educational Objectives:

Within a few years after their graduation, graduates of the Manhattan College Computer Science Program will:

  1. Have professional careers in industry, government, academia or entrepreneurship or will be engaged in advanced studies.
  2. Demonstrate effective teamwork or leadership, with integrity and ethical considerations in their work.
  3. Continue to enhance their knowledge and adapt to changes in technology as well as a varied and globalized society.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Computer Science Department has adopted the following Program Learning Outcomes and performed assessment based on these outcomes in the 2016–2018 assessment cycle:

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation: 

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline 

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution 

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs 

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal 

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities 

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society 

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development 

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

(j) 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 

(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

In September 2018, the Computer Science Department has adopted the following Program Learning Outcomes and performs assessment based on these outcomes starting from the 2018/2019 academic year (2018-2021 assessment cycle):

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  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. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.