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Computer Science, M.S.

Graduates earning a master's degree in computer science from Hood College:

  1. Select and apply appropriate programming and knowledge paradigms through:
    • Applying algorithmic design paradigms and methods of analysis to solve computational problems, and
    • Differentiating between programming language paradigms and selecting a specific programming language to implement a solution.
  2. Possess in-depth knowledge of hardware/software/networks and systems integration through:
    • Analyzing the trends and impact of modern computer architectures, and
    • Integrating concepts and techniques involving hardware, software and networking.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental nature of data through:
    • Constructing and validating artificial intelligence systems.
  4. Practice modular software design through:
    • Applying design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
  5. Demonstrate effective professional skills including teamwork, utilization of information resources and communication with technical and nontechnical audiences through:
    • Working effectively as part of a team;
    • Classifying and solving generally stated problems;
    • Identifying and using professional information resources;
    • Monitoring current trends and directions in the field; and
    • Communicating effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.