Program Educational Objectives, Outcomes, and Mission

Mission Statement

Below you will find the Mission Statement of the University, the Mission Statement of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Program Educational Objectives for Computer Science, and the Student Outcomes for Computer Science.

Mission Statement of Fontbonne University:

Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly.

Mission Statement of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: 

The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is to provide its students with the expertise to become leaders and innovators in their chosen area of study and to produce graduates who will be successful and valued professionals who are committed to lifelong learning, make positive contributions to society, communicate effectively, work well with others, act ethically and value truth and diversity.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives for the B.S. in Computer Science

Three to four years after graduation from the BS in Computer Science program at Fontbonne University, our graduates will:

  1. Hold professional positions in a computing-related occupation, or pursue advanced study in computer science or a related field or interest.
  2. Be engaged professionals who provide technical leadership and service to their business, profession, or community.
  3. Successfully adapt to new technologies, tool, and methodologies to remain current in their occupation.

Program Educational Objectives for the B.S. in Cybersecurity

Three to four years after graduation from the BS in Cybersecurity program at

Fontbonne University, our graduates will:

  1. Hold professional positions in a cybersecurity-related occupation, or pursue advanced study in cybersecurity or a related field of interest.
  2. Be engaged professionals who provide technical leadership and service to their business, profession, or community.
  3. Successfully adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies to remain current in their occupation.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes for Computer Science

  Graduates of the Computer Science program will have the ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and 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 judgements 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.

Student Outcomes for Cybersecurity

  Graduates of the Cybersecurity program will have the ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and 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 judgements 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 security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risk and threats.

Enrollment and Degree Data

Computer Science Enrollment and Degree Data

Academic Year

Total Number of Undergraduates (Fall)

Number of B.S. Degrees Awarded

2018-19

37

6

2017-18

30

3

2016-17

30

6

2015-16

31

5

2014-15

27

1

 

Cybersecurity Enrollment and Degree Data

Academic Year

Total Number of Undergraduates (Fall)

Number of B.S. Degrees Awarded

2018-19

47

10

2017-18

42

7

2016-17

34

4

2015-16

30

0

2014-15

12

0

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