Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

We offer Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science with several specialization options, minors, and certificates. Students in the Computer Science programs enjoy the personal attention of our faculty members in all facets of their education.


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UWF has been designated as a
National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Cybersecurity Programs

The Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida is now accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, specialization in Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida. For more information regarding this new program, please visit the Undergraduate Cybersecurity Program page or email:

Colleen Weathers-Alger
Andrew Chavers

The Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida is now accepting applications for the Master's of Science in Computer Science, specialization in Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida. For more information regarding this new program, please visit the Graduate Cybersecurity Program page or email:

Ezhil Kalaimannan


Computer Science Program Objectives

The Computer Science program at UWF is seeking accreditation by the CAC accreditation board of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology and is among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.

Computer Science Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Computer Science program at UWF will be known for their accomplishments in the early stage of their careers and they should:

  • Develop computerized solutions to important problems either individually or through interdisciplinary teams within a global and societal context.
  • Professionally and ethically, engage in technical or business activity through computer science ability, communication skills, and knowledge.
  • Engage in continuing professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.
  • Contribute to the economic development of the Northwest Florida region and the state of Florida.

Initially approved in 2017

Computer Science Student Learning Outcomes

The faculty have adopted the following Student Learning Outcomes for the Computer Science program:

  • Apply concepts of computing and mathematics to solve problems.
  • Analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Recognize professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues, and responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognize the need for and demonstrate the ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Employ current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and Computer Science theory to models and designs of computer based systems demonstrating comprehension of the tradeoffs.
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Initially approved in 2015

 

Computer Science Enrollment and Degree Data

Academic YearEnrollment (Fall Semester)Degrees Awarded
2017-2018 104 17
2016-2017 138 13
2015-2016 124 21
2014-2015 129 17
2013-2014 122 24