Mission Statement

Mission Statement
The mission of the Computer Science Department at Stetson University is to offer a top-tier, research-oriented undergraduate major that emphases software engineering. Computer Science can be defined as the study, development, and analysis of algorithms; software engineering is the process of developing commercial grade software. The combination of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a powerful alliance. By combining these two fields into a single curriculum, students are prepared for advanced study in computer science and/or a career in the software development industry. To this end, the first two years are dedicated to building the foundation needed to study the different fields of computer science while providing the concepts of software engineering. In their final two years, students study a wide range topics within computer science through the study of algorithms. In each of these classes, the students are expected to apply the concepts of software engineering in the development of their class projects.

Because of the wide range of uses for today's software, the department strongly believes in maintaining and enhancing an interdisciplinary-rich environment. Furthermore, the department feels that students should understand how technology can be applied to make a positive contribution towards life and the environment. With the ability to create and apply technology comes the need to understand the ethical issues involved and the consequences of abusing the use of technology.

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