Computer Technology, BS
The Computer Technology Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology Program is for the student whose primary interest is in applying computing technology to create real-world Information Technology (IT) systems and pursue careers in the Information Science multidiscipline. Graduates of the Program will be prepared to combine their knowledge of current computer tools and technologies and their expertise in effective communication within information science field settings.
Bowie State University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Every student graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology earns the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Certificate of Completion, stating that all mandatory knowledge unit requirements have been satisfied in Cyber Defense Education to qualify as a cybersecurity professional.
Program Educational Objectives
The Bachelor’s Degree recipients of the Computer Technology Program are expected to
1. Apply core technological principles of hardware and software to analyze and solve real-world problems.
2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing, as an individual, and as a member of a team.
3. Become professionally employed and/or enrolled in professional development, including advanced graduate studies, in Computer Technology or a related area (i.e., Information Sciences).
Upon completion of at least 120 credits of required and elective courses in Computer Technology and required general education and university courses, a student will be awarded the B.S. degree in Computer Technology. Elective courses give students the opportunity to pursue advanced courses in the areas of Technology and Information Sciences. Cooperative education programs are also available to our students.
Graduates of the Computer Technology Program will, by the time of graduation, have the following knowledge, abilities, and appreciation of professional standards.
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 security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.