Southern University Computer Science Dept.

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Student Outcomes


  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline,
  • An ability to analyze a problem, 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.
Our program emphasizes the following eleven core areas in computer science:


  1. Algorithms and Data Structures
  2. Programming Languages
  3. Computer Architecture
  4. Numerical and Symbolic Computation
  5. Operating Systems
  6. Database Management 
  7. Data Networking
  8. Software Design and Methodology
  9. Cybersecurity
  10. Human-Computer Interaction
  11. Web/App Development


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