Objectives, Outcomes, and Contacts

Undergraduate Program Objectives

The Frostburg Computer Science program will graduate computer science professionals who have:

  • a solid foundation in core computer science concepts reinforced with mathematics and natural science;
  • an ability to apply modern computer science concepts and theories to contemporary, real world problems;
  • an understanding of professional responsibility to evaluate their ethical obligations to society, employers, employees and their peers;
  • an understanding of the commitment needed to pursue life long goals through educational and professional endeavors.

Program Outcomes

The Frostburg Computer Science program will provide students with:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  • an ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  • an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  • an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
  • an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices;
  • 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 trade-offs involved in design choices;
  • an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Program Contacts

Dr. George B. Rinard

Chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technologies
Phone: 301.687.4719
Email: brinard@frostburg.edu

Stefanie Boggs

Administrative Assistant II
Phone: 301.687.4364
Email: sboggs@frostburg.edu