About Us

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus offers a Bachelor in Computer Science. The Computer Science program was formally established in August of 1994, but it was not until December of 2002 that the department became an independent entity. Currently our department is composed of ten faculty members and serves about a hundred undergraduate students.

The Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.

Mission

A Department of Computer Science with emphasis on research and advanced studies in the field with a program that prepares ethically and socially responsible professionals in Computer Science to succeed in the local and international business environment as well as to pursue graduate studies. Concurrently, the program supports development of research projects in all areas of Computer Science and fosters interdisciplinary research.

  • Technical knowledge: Graduates of our program will have sound theoretical and practical foundations in Computer Science that will allow them to secure employment, or pursue graduate studies in an area related to Computer Science.We expect that our graduates will be recognized as being technically competent by their employers or advisers. Specifically, we expect that in one year our graduates will be employed or enrolled in a graduate program in an area related to Computer Science. In five years we expect our graduates will sustain employment or complete a graduate degree in an area related to Computer Science. In ten years we expect our graduates to advance in their selected career path obtaining management positions or employment in a university or research institution.
  • Problem Solving: Graduates of our program will have intellectual curiosity, creative ability, capacity for independent study and understanding of the importance of lifelong learning.We expect that our graduates will be recognized as creative, smart and with initiative by their employers or advisers. Specifically, we expect our graduates to be team leaders in the development of professional software or be active researchers in areas related to Computer Science.
  • Lifelong learning: Graduates of our program will be aware of and expose to current trends in research, techniques, and tools related to Computer Science as a manifestation of lifelong learning.We expect that our graduates will be recognized to be current in areas related to Computer Science by their employers or advisers. Specifically, we expect our graduates to advance in their selected career path in areas of Computer Science and that they participate in workshops or conferences, register in continuing education or obtain certifications.
  • Communication skills: Graduates of our program will have strong analytical and communication skills, and will have the ability to effectively participate in a collaborative environment.We expect that our graduates will be recognized to have strong communication skills by their employers or advisers. Specifically, we expect that they successfully develop technical reports, conferences articles or journal articles and that they successfully give technical and non-technical presentations.