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ABET Accreditation

Computer Science Accreditation

The James E. Miller Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at UWF is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the commission's General Criteria and Program Criteria for Computer Science. 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 has adopted the following Student Learning Outcomes for the Computer Science program:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Approved in 2020