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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

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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.