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  • Policy Number: SP.04.015
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Peter Smith, William Wolfe, Ivona Grzegorczyk, Geoff Dougherty, Jorge Garcia, Jesse Elliott
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date:
  • Effective Date:
  • Supersedes:


General Objectives:

  • Provide students an opportunity to earn a Masters degree in Computer Science from the California State University.         
  • Prepare students for employment in professional/high-technology industry, including software designer, scientific programmer, and programming analyst, with applications to the sciences, finance, business, education, military and local and federal government.
  • Prepare students for further study in graduate or professional schools.
  • Equip students with the analytical and programming skills that apply to variety of fields and offer various career opportunities, including consulting, scientific and technical positions in business and industry, research and development, national and industrial security or teaching positions.
  • Offer all CSUCI students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and learn computational skills and computer technology that can be applied to various professional and personal situations.   

Learning Objectives:

Students will:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and advanced computational skills by identifying, evaluating, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting fundamental and advanced mathematical and computer science issues and their applications.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of current computing practices and broad technology use in industry and education, including a working knowledge of software development techniques in various settings.
  • Be knowledgeable of emerging new technologies and industrial practices connected to the computer industry and demonstrate understanding of computing technologies in society.
  • Demonstrate cooperation skills by working effectively with others in interdisciplinary group settings – both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Demonstrate independent working and thinking skills by completing a graduate project and/or master thesis.
  • Demonstrate a sense of exploration that enables them to pursue rewarding careers in high-tech industries, bio-tech industries, finance, businesses, education systems, military and local and federal government
  • Demonstrate flexibility, transferability and adaptability of their life-learning skills that are so important n fast changing national and international economy. 





Computer Science Program






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