Computer Science Accreditation

The Computer Science program at UWF is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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:

  • 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 184 17
2016-2017 188 13
2015-2016 169 21
2014-2015 184 17
2013-2014 175 24

Cybersecurity Accreditation

We are currently seeking ABET accreditation for the Cybersecurity program.

Cybersecurity Program Educational Objectives

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

  • Contribute meaningfully to the protection of data assets and analysis of potential threats to systems and networks either individually or through interdisciplinary teams within a global and societal context.
  • Professionally and ethically, engage in technical or managerial cybersecurity activity through relevant 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.

Cybersecurity Student Learning Outcomes

The faculty has adopted the following Student Learning Outcomes for the Cybersecurity program:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply the 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 security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats. 
Cybersecurity Enrollment and Degree Data
Academic YearEnrollment
2014 21
2015 64
2016 120
2017 179
2018 243