CS Program Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by CAC (Computing Accreditation Commission) of ABET, Inc.
BSCS Graduation Requirements
A student in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section entitled "Graduation Requirements" in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. In addition, all course work in Mathematics, Computing Science, or Statistics that the student applies toward a degree must be accomplished with a minimum grade of "C". Each student is also required to complete a capstone experience, which includes taking a departmental test in the major area.
Computer Science CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry
Computer Science students who enroll in CSCI 399 for 3 hours, working full-time in a co-op program, and making progress towards a computer science degree are considered full-time students in the fall, spring, or summer semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting. Co-op and intern students are selected by industry based on grades, experience, and interviews. A co-op or intern position cannot be guaranteed to any applicant.
Computer Science Program Educational Objectives:
The educational objectives for the Computer Science undergraduate program are to produce graduates who will:
- Become productive, responsible computing science professionals capable of conducting research and/or designing, developing, or maintaining projects in the various areas of computer science.
- Understand and apply ethical issues and social aspects of computing science in performing their duties as computer science professionals.
- Continue learning new technologies in the computer science area through self-directed professional development or postgraduate education.
Computer Science Program Outcomes:
At the time of completion of the computer science program at McNeese State University, a student will possess all of the following:
- 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
- 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 practice.
- 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 tradeoffs involved in design choices
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
Computer Science Graduate Studies
The Department of Mathematics offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. The student may concentrate in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics.
Additional information is available under Dore' School of Graduate Studies.