Objectives & Outcomes and Enrollment & Graduation Data

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Program Educational Objectives
Within five years after graduation, the graduates of the Bachelor of Science Computer Science program at Bowling Green State University will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Advance their careers or pursue graduate studies in the highly dynamic and continually changing field of computer science;
  • Acquire new skills and master new technologies in order to successfully approach and solve real-world problems;
  • Participate in and successfully complete both independent and collaborative technical projects.

Student Outcomes (Learning Outcomes)

By the time of graduation, the students in the Bachelor of Science Computer Science program at Bowling Green State University are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline;
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline;
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Program Educational Objectives
Within five years after graduation, the graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science program at Bowling Green State University will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Advance their careers or pursue graduate studies in the highly dynamic and continually changing field of computer science or computing-related areas;
  • Acquire new skills and master new technologies in order to successfully approach and solve real-world problems;
  • Participate in and successfully complete both independent and collaborative projects.

Student Outcomes (Learning Outcomes)

By the time of graduation, the students in the Bachelor of Arts Computer Science program at Bowling Green State University are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze a given problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  • Use current computing techniques, skills and tools in a real-world environment;
  • Apply mathematical foundations and computer science theory as appropriate in modeling and solving problems;
  • Understand the impact of professional, ethical, and societal issues in computing;
  • Understand design and development principles in the construction of software systems;
  • Communicate effectively with others.

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Program Educational Objectives
Within five years after graduation, the graduates of the Bachelor of Science Software Engineering program at Bowling Green State University will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Advance their careers or pursue graduate studies in the highly dynamic and in demand field of software engineering and its related fields;
  • Acquire new skills and master new technologies in order to successfully approach and engineer practical solutions to real-world problems;
  • Participate in culturally diverse teams, becoming global collaborators and adapting to an ever-changing field.

Student Outcomes (Learning Outcomes)

By the time of graduation, the students in the Bachelor of Science Software Engineering program at Bowling Green State University are expected to be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics;
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specific needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of these engineering solutions within global, economic, environmental and societal contexts;
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions;
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Student Enrollment

Year/Term BS CS BA CS BS SE
2015 - Spring 288 18 N/A
2015 - Summer 81 7 N/A
2015 - Fall  322 22 N/A
2016 - Spring 287 24 N/A
2016 - Summer 87 6 N/A
2016 - Fall 318 31 N/A
2017 - Spring 288 32 N/A
2017 - Summer 101 11 N/A
2017 - Fall 312 41 24
2018 - Spring 282 48 28
2018 - Summer 78 15 9
2018 - Fall 277 50 42
2019 - Spring 251 47 35
2019 - Summer 75 16 12
2019 - Fall 242 39 45
2020 - Spring 217 47 46
2020 - Summer 74 11 20
2020 - Fall 221 32 56
2021 - Spring 191 27 55

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

Year/Term BS CS BA CS BS SE
2015 - Spring 21 2 N/A
2015 - Summer 4 0 N/A
2015 - Fall  17 1 N/A
2016 - Spring 28 6 N/A
2016 - Summer 4 0 N/A
2016 - Fall 20 0 N/A
2017 - Spring 20 6 N/A
2017 - Summer 9 0 N/A
2017 - Fall 15 7 N/A
2018 - Spring 18 9 N/A
2018 - Summer 9 1 N/A
2018 - Fall 14 2 1
2019 - Spring 20 12 1
2019 - Summer 7 3 1
2019 - Fall 9 5 1
2020 - Spring 23 11 0
2020 - Summer 14 1 1
2020 - Fall 9 3 1