Accreditation Information

The Computer Science program at University of Houston-Clear Lake is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate Computer Science program is to prepare students for productive careers in computing by providing an excellent and diverse environment for learning, research, and practice of computing theories, computer applications and software development.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Computer Science (CS) program strike a balance between theory and practice of computer science. Graduates of the CS program are equipped with sound technical knowledge and skills, and strong computer science fundamentals. They are provided a broad education to attain productive employment, prepare them for success in further studies, and continue lifelong learning. Specifically, we want students engaged in:

  1. Professional Practice
    Graduates will be highly proficient in computer science in various capacities, including, but not limited to, programmer, systems analyst, technical consultant, researcher, and project manager.
  2. Professional Growth
    Graduates will demonstrate continuous career improvement, evidenced by increasing responsibility and leadership, participation in further studies, or transition into other technical or professional careers. Associated skills include initiative, innovation, creativity, effective communication, and teamwork.
  3. Professional Conduct
    Graduates will possess an awareness of the social and ethical implications of their work and their behavior.

Student Outcomes

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

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Computer Science B.S. student enrollment and graduation data for the last five academic years are summarized in the following table:

Computer Science B.S. student enrollment and graduation data for the last five academic years.
Academic Year Number of Students Enrolled Number of Students Graduated
2020-2021 544 50
2019-2020 519 41
2018-2019 483 48
2017-2018 406 34
2016-2017 392 27