Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Program Objectives

The objectives of the undergraduate program in computer science are to produce graduates with:

  • a thorough understanding of and ability to apply the core principles and practices of computing;
  • the professional skills to meet the immediate needs of regional and other employers, while being able to adapt to rapidly changing technology;
  • a foundation in the supporting areas of communication, science, and mathematics;
  • an understanding of ethical responsibilities in the social context in which their contributions occur;
  • the motivation and preparation to engage in life-long learning, including entering advanced degree programs in computer science.