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. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity