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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in computer science at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (

As an accredited program we are guided by a set of Program Educational Objectives and a set of Student Outcomes that frame the course offerings and curriculum requirements.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation graduates of the program will be advancing in their chosen career path and benefiting society by:

  1. identifying, formulating, and solving computing problems through application of their knowledge of mathematics, computer science, and the scientific method in their chosen career path, and will be continuing to expand their awareness of the role of computing in multiple disciplines;
  2. modeling, designing, implementing and verifying computing systems to meet specified requirements and real-world constraints;
  3. communicating effectively with team members, constituents, and/or the public;
  4. continuing the process of life-long learning by further extending their knowledge and professional capabilities;
  5. contributing to society through active engagement with professional societies, schools, civic organizations or other community activities;

Student Outcomes

The program must enable students to attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and 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.
Enrollment data for the Department of Computer Science.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019
Bachelors — B.S. 183 205 213 236 247  241
Masters — M.S. 16 18 26 30 51  50
Doctoral — Ph.D. 15 17 19 26 41  43
Degrees awarded by the Department of Computer Science.
Degree level 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Bachelors 15 27 26 22 32  27
Masters 14 12 10 10 11  11
Doctoral 4 3 3 3 1  4

Further information in regards to ABET can be found on the Computer Science Wiki.

Contact Us

Computer Science

Physical Address:
Janssen Engineering Building 236

Mailing Address:

Computer Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

Phone: 208-885-6592

Fax: 208-885-9052


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