Mission and Program Objectives

Mission: Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University has a five-part mission:

  • to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality
  • to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance theoretical knowledge and are of immediate and long-range practical significance
  • to provide leadership for economic growth, technology and culture for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region
  • to provide state-of-the-art innovative health care, while serving as a resource to a regional health care network and to the traditionally underserved
  • to fulfill these objectives while celebrating diversity and positioning the University in the global community

Mission: the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS)

The mission of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is to provide:

  • Comprehensive high-quality undergraduate education and research opportunities for graduate students and practicing professionals
  • Leading-edge research programs that probe the frontiers of knowledge and contribute to the development of globally competitive economies, both regionally and nationally
  • Technology transfer that promotes industrial development, with particular emphasis on the needs of Long Island industry

Mission: Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department has established the following missions:

  • Educate undergraduates for professional jobs
  • Educate MS students for development jobs
  • Educate PhD students for academic/R&D jobs
  • Conduct first-class research
  • Secure research funding
  • Serve Department CEAS, University and professional community
  • Interact with and transfer technology to industry
  • Collaborate with research institutions such as Brookhaven National Labs, Cold Spring Harbor Labs and the Long Island community
  • Interdisciplinary interaction with other SBU units

CS Program Educational Objectives:

The graduates of the computer science program will, within 3-5 years after graduation:

  • Establish themselves as practicing professionals or engage in advanced study
  • Advance professionally through organized training or self-learning

CS Student Outcomes:

   The CS Program enables the students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  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.