Radford's Computer Science, Information Systems, and Web Development Concentrations are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commision of ABET(Acrreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Such accreditation is based of the evaluation of the department's faculty, curriculum, computing resources, students and institutional support of the Computer Science and Technology degree.
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
For all programs:
- An abilitiy to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
- An abilitiy to analyze a problem, and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
- An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet, desired needs.
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
For computer science programs:
- 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 tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
For information systems programs:
- An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
Program Educational Objectives
Within three to five years of graduation, alumni of the program are expected to:
- Obtain positions analyzing, developing, maintaining, or supporting real world computing systems.
- Be valued employees as demonstrated by advancement, either within their company or by taking a superior position at another firm.
- Gain admission to graduate programs and complete advanced degrees, for those who wish to pursue graduate education.
- Adapt and learn in response to advances in information technology.
- Deal appropriately with the ethical situations encountered in the workplace.
- Make significant contributions when working independently and when working with a team.