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; and
  • Technology transfer that promotes industrial development, with particular emphasis on the needs of Long Island industry.

The CEAS mission statement is published at http://www.ceas.sunysb.edu/mission.asp

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;and
  • 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.