Computing Security BS - Educational Objectives & Learning Outcomes


The Computing Security Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The Computing Security faculty, in conjunction with its constituents, has established the following program educational objectives:

  • Graduates will be employable in cyber security and cyber forensics professional positions in both the private and public sectors. 
  • Graduates will have appropriate foundational skills to become lifelong learners within their field. 
  • Graduates will be prepared to work as team members and to adopt leadership positions as necessary. 
  • Graduates will be prepared for further academic study and will be able to make contributions to the academic disciplines of cyber security and cyber forensics. 


Student Outcomes are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline. 
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. 
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs. 
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. 
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities. 
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. 
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development. 
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

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