Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Science program’s educational objectives are based on the mission of the university to create career-focused graduates who solve real-world problems, grow the economy and serve a global society.  The educational objectives of the program, which the graduates can achieve within a few years of graduation, are:

  • To obtain employment in industry, government, small businesses and organizations successfully using the skills they acquired in computer science and related fields.
  • To contribute to the advancement of computing through leadership, teamwork, communication, and applying computing expertise to solving problems in a dynamically changing world.
  • To continuously learn and adapt to the changing environment created by societal and technical influences through continued career growth and professional development.

Student Outcomes

The Computer Science program develops graduates who have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Enrollment & Graduation Data

Program enrollment and graduation data is found in the UW-Stout Fact Book's Student Data chapter: 

Prior to 2017, the program was named B.S. in Game Design and Development – Computer Science.


Accredited ABET Computing Accreditation Commission 

UW-Stout's Computer Science — Game Design and Development concentration is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.