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ABET Accreditation
Accreditation Coordinator
Dr. Bill Booth

Dr. Bill Booth
Senior Lecturer and Accreditation Coordinator, Computer Science

(254) 710-4338
Institution Information
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Accreditation

The undergraduate program in Computer Science is accredited by ABET. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to educate students, within a Christian environment, in areas of computer science and to advocate the field for the benefit of the discipline and for the good of the society.

Computer Science Program Educational Objectives
  1. Graduates will obtain a broad understanding of computer science.
  2. Graduates will be able to think clearly, be creative and communicate effectively.
  3. Graduates will have a sense of professional ethics and civic responsibility.
  4. Graduates will be employed in organizations using their technical expertise or furthering their education in technical fields.
Expected Student Outcomes

In support of the program objectives, graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate:

  • a) an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate 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 an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • e) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • f) an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • g) recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • h) an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • i) 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
  • j) an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Academic Year Enrollment Degrees Awarded
2016-17 274 31
2015-16 245 28
2014-15 230 25