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For each of the three degree programs offered under Computer Science, there are four Program Learning Outcomes that all graduates with a degree from Lindenwood University in those programs are expected to achieve. Each Program Learning Outcome has metrics by which the outcome can be measured for each student.

Computer Science (BA, BS)

PLO 1: Graduates demonstrate an ability to develop quality computer software

Metric 1: Graduates demonstrate extensive programming ability in at least two programming languages

Metric 2: Graduates demonstrate an ability to apply software engineering principles in the development of computer software

Metric 3: Graduates demonstrate an ability to develop and analyze algorithms

Metric 4: Graduates demonstrate an ability to design and implement appropriate user interfaces

PLO 2: Graduates are able to evaluate the functional relationship between operational components of computer systems

Metric 1: Graduates have extensive knowledge of operating systems concepts and their functional implementation

Metric 2: Graduates have extensive knowledge of the architecture and organization of computer systems

PLO 3: Graduates will exhibit professional conduct and behavior consistent with contemporary professional standards

Metric 1: Graduates exhibit good oral communications skills

Metric 2: Graduates exhibit good written communications skills

Metric 3: Graduates exhibit ethical codes of conduct

PLO 4: Graduates are able to identify the interrelationship between computer science and other disciplines

Metric 1: Graduates are able to apply skills learned in Computer Science to real world applications

Computer Information Systems (BA)

PLO 1: Graduates demonstrate an ability to develop quality computer software

Metric 1: Graduates demonstrate extensive programming ability in at least two programming languages

Metric 2: Graduates demonstrate an ability to apply software engineering principles in the development of computer software

Metric 3: Graduates demonstrate an ability to develop and analyze algorithms

Metric 4: Graduates demonstrate an ability to design and implement appropriate user interfaces

PLO 2: Graduates have broadened their knowledge of basic Business concepts, and either Computer Science or Computer Information Systems concepts

Metric 1: Graduates have broadened their knowledge of basic Business concepts

Metric 2: Graduates have broadened their knowledge of Computer Science or Computer Information Systems concepts

PLO 3: Graduates will exhibit professional conduct and behavior consistent with contemporary professional standards

Metric 1: Graduates exhibit good oral communications skills

Metric 2: Graduates exhibit good written communications skills

Metric 3: Graduates exhibit ethical codes of conduct

PLO 4: Graduates are able to identify the interrelationship between computer science and other disciplines

Metric 1: Graduates are able to apply skills learned in Computer Science to real world applications

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