BGSU computer science program receives ABET accreditation

ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn

Bowling Green State University's Bachelor of Science degree in  computer science now has the distinction of being accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

ABET is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization of technical professionals that accredits higher education programs in engineering and engineering technology, applied science and computing. It is recognized as the worldwide leader in quality assurance for programs in those disciplines.

“The computer science department at BGSU was the first C.S. department in Ohio when it was established in 1969,” said Joe Chao, chair of the computer science department. “While we already know we have a long-standing and impressive program, the accreditation adds additional value and stature to our computer science curricula. We are proud of the strength and vitality our programs.”

ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. The accreditation reviews program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, advising, student outcomes and continuous improvement, and is conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia and government who have expertise in the ABET disciplines. Accreditation also ensures that the computer science program is routinely assessed with an eye toward continuous improvement going forward.