Accreditation: ABET

Computer Science (BSE) Program

The Computer Science (BSE) program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Computer Science and Similarly Named Programs.

Mission

The Computer Science (BSE) program provides students with an in-depth education in the conceptual foundations of computer science and in complex software and hardware systems. It allows them to explore the connections between computer science and a variety of other disciplines in engineering and outside. Combined with a strong education in mathematics, sciences, and the liberal arts it prepares students to be leaders in computer science practice, applications to other disciplines, and research.

Program Educational Outcomes

Within a few years after graduation, students from the program will:

  1. Have demonstrated the ability to successfully apply the analytical, problem solving, design and technical skills developed during the course of their education to various tasks and challenges that arise in the course of their careers or further studies.
  2. Perform successfully as members and leaders of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills, and have an appreciation for non-technical disciplines.
  4. Have developed the ethical sensibilities and global perspective that allow them to appreciate how the decisions they make impact their community and society at large.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Computer Science (BSE) program will:

  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 computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Download a PDF about the relationship between the Computer Science (BSE) program and outcomes.

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year Undergrad Enrollment Undergrad Degrees Awarded
2022 – 2023 677 126
2021 – 2022 642 134
2020 – 2021 627 120
2019 – 2020 609 109
2018 – 2019 578 113
2017 – 2018 508 90
2016 – 2017 453 99
2015 ‑ 2016 435 93
2014 ‑ 2015 392 66
2013 ‑ 2014 314 57
2012 ‑ 2013 266 47

Program in Computer Engineering (CMPE)

Accreditation information for the CMPE program can be found here.

Undergraduate Program:

Your CIS Contacts:

Jessica Kimpel
Academic Advisor
Office: 308 Levine
Email: jkimpel@seas.upenn.edu

Rob Lee
Academic Advisor
Office: 308 Levine
Email: rkplee@seas.upenn.edu

Laura Fox
Associate Director
Office: 309 Levine
Phone: 215-898-3191
Email: lffox@seas.upenn.edu

Lee Dukes
Director of Advising
Office: 308 Levine
Email: ldukes@seas.upenn.edu

Dr. Joseph Devietti
Undergraduate Curriculum Chair
Office: 572 Levine
Email: devietti@cis.upenn.edu