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Accreditation Information

Institutional Accreditation

Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CPSC) degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. For more information on accreditation and why it matters, please visit ABET's website.

Program Educational Objectives (BS-CPSC Program)

  • PEO-1. Graduates will be employed in the computing profession and will be engaged in learning, understanding, and applying new ideas and technologies as the computing field evolves.
  • PEO-2. Graduates with an interest in, and aptitude for, advanced studies will have completed or be actively pursuing graduate studies.

Student Outcomes (BS-CPSC Program)

The following student outcomes were adopted starting in Fall 2019 to align with the Computing Accreditation Commission's revised Criterion 3. Graduates of the BS-CPSC program will have an ability to:

  • SO-1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • SO-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.
  • SO-3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • SO-4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • SO-5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  • SO-6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computer-based solutions.


Former Student Outcomes (BS-CPSC Program)

  • 1. Graduates will be able to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates the comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • 2. Graduates will be able to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • 3. Graduates will be able to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems that function in accordance with specifications.
  • 4. Graduates will be able to express ideas effectively in oral and written communications.
  • 5. Graduates will be able to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • 6. Graduates will be able to understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

Graduation and Enrollment Information (BS-CPSC Program)

In accordance to ABET's Accreditation and Procedural Manual, Section II.6.b., the School of Computing provides annual student enrollment and graduation data for the BS-CPSC program at Clemson University.