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 Student Outcomes

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

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

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.

Degrees Awarded - Academic Year (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)

Degrees Awarded 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Number CPSC Awarded* 33 27 24
Number CPSE Awarded* 20 21 20
Total Student Headcount 38 39 37

* includes students awarded both CPSC & CPSE degrees

Primary Majors - Fall Freeze Data

BS Degree Program Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022
CPSC 118 104 131
CPSE 47 35 35

Contact Us

Please contact the department of Computer Science with any questions.

Contact Information

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