iSchool Undergraduate Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will have achieved...

Information Systems

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define 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 practice
  • An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment

Information Technology

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define 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 practice
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan
  • An ability to Identify and manage information assurance and security risks, and integrate appropriate mitigation strategies in the administration and management of computing, communication, and organizational systems
  • An ability to identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address the user's needs

Software Engineering

  • For students to be able to apply an engineering approach to the development of software systems by learning how to specify, design, implement, verify, and maintain software systems in a variety of problem domains.
  • For students to be able to attain the necessary organizational and business skills to work in teams effectively and to be able to predict the time and cost needed to create and to maintain software systems
  • For students to attain the necessary communication skills to elicit the requirements of a software systems and to create well-written software documentation.
  • For students to attain the necessary mathematics and programming skills to solve complex problems by creating and subsequently testing software systems.
  • For students to gain an appreciation of the important role that software plays in modern societies and to prepare to make positive contributions to enhance that role.