Computer Science is primarily concerned with the study of algorithms and the data structures on which they operate. Topics of interest include problem analysis; algorithm design, implementation, and testing; the definition of programming languages and the construction of environments for creating software; the study of computing hardware; the human/computer interface; and the development of formal techniques for characterizing algorithm efficiency.
The Computer Science curriculum at Louisiana Tech is designed to provide students with a general education in mathematics, science, and the humanities; an in-depth study of computing, including the practical and theoretical aspects of both hardware and software; and an opportunity for graduate study or a challenging position in industry. Because of the rapid pace of change in the field, the program places primary emphasis on fundamental computing concepts including multi-disciplinary applications.
The BS Computer Science Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.
Computer Science Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the Computer Science Program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:
- Established themselves as practicing Computer Science professionals or engaged in advanced study in a related or complementary area.
- Engaged in professional development in order to remain current in the field for enhanced understanding of current issues in Computer Science.
- Utilized and exhibited strong communication and interpersonal skills, functioned effectively as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams, and exhibited professional and ethical principles in all their actions.
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