Available Bachelor of Science Degree Programs:

  • Computer Science (CPSC)
  • Computer Security (CPSE)

ESU Computer Science Program Objectives

By 3-5 years after graduation, most graduates of the Computer Science program will:

  1. Be employed in a computing-related field or be pursuing graduate studies;
  2. Have advanced their skills and knowledge since completing the program.

ESU Computer Science Program Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. 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 trade offs involved in design choices.
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

ESU Computer Security Program Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing and security requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computer security practice.
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer security theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the trade offs involved in design choices especially security and availability.
  11. An ability to apply security design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
Department of Computer Science – Degrees Awarded
  Academic Year (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Number CPSC Awarded* 17 (16) 13 20 (18) 23 (20) 27 (26) 25 40 (37)
Number CPSE Awarded* 12 (10) 9 8 12 (10) 14 (13) 18 (15) 22 (19)
Total Student Headcount 20 14 24 28 (27) 29 (28) 31 45 (43)

* includes students awarded both CPSC & CPSE degrees

Numbers in parentheses () reflect awards as of the state reporting date.

Department of Computer Science – Primary Majors
BS Degree
Program
Fall Freeze Data
Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
CPSC 106 134 145 148 165 143
CPSE 49 54 74 65 81 63

Contact Us

Please contact the department of Computer Science with any questions.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Science & Technology Center 318
Phone:
(570) 422-3666
Fax:
(570) 422-3490 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Computer Science
Name
Christine Hofmeister
Phone:
(570)422-3327