The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University
is designed to provide students with fundamental training in the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science.
Coupled with the program's strong mathematical component, this training provides graduates with the necessary background
for employment in a wide variety of computing fields or for smooth entry into graduate level study.
The following outcomes were in effect 2005-2009
Upon graduation, computer science students will be able to demonstrate
knowledge and applications of the following:
Upon Graduation, computer science students will be able to demonstrate
the following skills:
- The basic elements of computer theory.
- Computer organization and operating systems
- Data Communications and networks
- Programming design methods
- Basic elements of the analysis of algorithms
- Ethical decision-making.
Upon graduation, computer science students will have experienced:
- Ability to express computer science related topics orally and written.
The following outcomes effective 2010-Present
- Work within multiple teams
- Software Development
Upon graduation, computer science students will demonstrate an:
- Ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- Ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its
- Ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program
to meet desired needs
- Ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- Understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
- Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- Ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices
- 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
- Ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying
Click here to view program outcomes by course.
Students can elect to follow the following curriculum guides:
B.S. Computer Science - Computer Information Science
B.S. Computer Science - General
B.S. Computer Science - Specialty in Computer Engineering
B.S. Computer Science - Specialty in Information Assurance
B.S. Computer Science - DNIMAS
B.S. Computer Science - DNIMAS Computer Engineering
A Computer Science Minor
consists of completion of 18 required Computer Science credit hours.