|Computer Science receives accreditation status|
The Department of Computer Science has achieved affirmation of accreditation of its bachelor's degree program in computer science by action of the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
To achieve accreditation, the computer science program had to satisfy 56 standards relating to program objectives and assessments of student learning, student support, institutional support for the program, and institutional facilities. During the accreditation process, the University of North Dakota was visited by a team of ABET computer science program evaluators from other academic institutions in the United States. The team conducted a thorough review of the program to certify its compliance with the ABET criteria.
“The Computer Science Department was held in high regard by the evaluation team for providing strong preparation for its graduates who enter the computing profession or continue their education in graduate programs,” said Ron Marsh, department chair. “The evaluators valued our program and felt that our faculty are hard-working and committed to providing the best educational experience possible for students. The program provides rigorous courses in fundamental and advanced computer science, a strong background in math and science, and instruction in the ethics and social implications of computing.”
ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 29 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.
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