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Program Objectives and Outcomes

Student Outcomes 

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. In order to meet our program educational objectives, we will prepare our students to attain the following outcomes at 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. Use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

The Information Technology program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale prepares students to:

  1. Assume professional roles in IT-related positions or advance in graduate studies.
  2. Evaluate and apply best practices in IT environments.
  3. Collaborate and communicate effectively in diverse team environments.
  4. Perform duties with integrity and integrate proper ethical considerations.

Enrollment and Graduation Data


Enrollment and Graduation Data
Academic Year Enrollment Degrees Awarded
2022-23 171
2021-22 166 36
2020-21 165 53
2019-20 183 60
2018-19 198 55
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