Mission and Objectives
Computer Science Mission Statement: To offer a computer science education consistent with biblical truth, which equips students with the skills and values necessary to honor God in a computer-related profession.
The Elmer W. Engstrom Department of Engineering and Computer Science educational objectives define God-honoring characteristics of our students three to five years after graduation from Cedarville University.
- They are successful in a profession related to their field of study.
- They are prepared for graduate-level education programs.
- They continue to develop professionally and remain current in their field.
- They make sound professional and ethical decisions based upon Biblical truths.
- They actively serve in and support Christian ministries, both in their communities and around the world.
Expected Program Outcomes
- Knowledge and Application - By graduation, CS students demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in their field and a maturity in current industry-standard programming languages and tools to posture them for success in computer-related professions or graduate studies in CS.
- Problem-Solving - By graduation, CS students can apply proven problem-solving strategies and principles to analyze requirements, design alternatives for constrained problems, and implement and test suitable solutions for a wide array of complex computing applications using fundamental algorithms, data structures, and programming logic.
- Software Engineering - By graduation, CS students can be self-learning, team-oriented members of managed software projects encompassing all phases of the software development cycle.
- Teamwork - By graduation, CS students work cooperatively and effectively within group and team situations.
- Communication - By graduation, CS students effectively communicate information and ideas both orally and through writing.
- Ethics - By graduation, CS students understand common ethical issues related to their profession and are prepared to make sound ethical decisions based upon solid Biblical principles and professional business practices.
- Professional Development - By graduation, CS students recognize the importance of continued attention to maintaining currency within their discipline and strive to participate in activities which enhance professional development.
- Societal Responsibility - By graduation, CS students have an ability to analyze how their profession impacts society and demonstrate a servant-minded attitude in applying their professional skills for the benefit of others.