CS Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

The West Texas A&M University Computer Science Program has the following objectives. During the first few years after graduation, students from the program will:

  • Use computing theory at various level of abstraction and experience to develop practical solutions for computing applications while at the same time understand and appreciate the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and creativity on computing projects, have a system-level perspective, begin to take leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums.
  • Successfully pursue graduate studies and/or be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing computing needs of employing organizations regionally or beyond.
  • Be engaged citizens, life-long learners, and continue to grow professionally through activities such as research or continuing education and participation in technical societies.


 Program Outcomes

The Computer Science Program has adopted the following set of ABET student outcomes. Graduates of the program will have the 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.


Annual Enrollment

Academic Year 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Enrollment 143 142 129 135 159


Graduation Data

Academic Year 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
# of Graduates 16 16 14 18 16 21