Computer Science Mission Statement

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science upholds and strengthens the mission of SDSM&T by providing excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and service to the university, the profession, and the public. The primary goal of the Computer Science program is to prepare the graduate to enter a rapidly changing field as a competent computer scientist. We expect our graduates to be capable in all phases of software development, possess a firm understanding of hardware technologies, have the strong mathematical background necessary for scientific computing, and be sufficiently well versed in general theory to allow growth within the discipline as it advances. Graduates of our program are also prepared to assume leadership roles by possessing good communication skills, the ability to work effectively as team members, and an appreciation for their social and ethical responsibility in a global setting. The department is strongly committed to supporting its faculty in their research efforts, which yield state-of-the-art instruction in the classroom as well as the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the dynamic field of Computer Science.