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Accreditation and Licensure

  •  ABET Computing Accreditation Association

    Our Bachelors of Science in Computer Science degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,


    Program Educational Objectives


    The Computer Science program prepares its graduates to achieve significant career and professional accomplishments in four ways: as employable and accountable professionals, competent problem solvers, and selfless contributors.

    PEO1) Employable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in that field or related fields. This includes adaptability to different disciplines, environments, and tasks. They are fully prepared for employment in chosen post -graduate pursuits.

    PEO2) Accountable Professional

    Definition: Graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and pursue their profession in an ethical manner. This includes giving and receiving professional critique and review, communication and the responsibility for, and/or leadership in:

    • Research/development projects or teams,
    • Aspects of major system components, or
    • Business development work.

    PEO 3) Competent CS Problem Solver

    Definition:   CS Problem solving focuses on computing technology - leveraging theoretical and mathematical foundations in exploring and implementing algorithms, languages as well as the techniques and methods to innovate and develop computing systems and technologies. CS graduates apply current computing knowledge, technology, skills, techniques and methods to:

    • Identify, analyze and develop effective solutions for problems,
    • Improve product, process and/or organizational elements, and
    • Apply creativity in design thinking and innovate where appropriate.

    PEO4) Selfless Contributors

    Definition: Graduates value collaborative teamwork and contribute to team accomplishment that goes beyond personal development They voluntarily give their time, talent, and/or resources to their community, profession, church and/or society.

    Student Outcomes

    Students completing Gannon's Computer Science program learn to:

    1. Follow legal and ethical computing principles to analyze computing solutions for ethical ramifications such as global, cultural, social, environmental or economic concerns.
    2. Function and communicate effectively as a collaborative member or leader in a professional context.
    3. Demonstrate an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge or technology as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
    4. Apply problem identification & problem solving strategies to the development of complex computer-based systems.
    5. Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements.
    6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Fall Enrollment

      2016 2017 2018  2019  2020 
    Computer Science  29 35 28  22  23

    Completions (July 1st to June 30th)

      2016  2017 2018 2019  2020 
    Computer Science  5 3 4  7  1