Informatics Bachelor of Science Degree PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES After completing the Informatics program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, the student is expected to demonstrate the following outcomes: 1) An understanding of fundamental information systems vocabulary, concepts, and skills and be able to apply that knowledge to the identified problem. 2) Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution while exercising a conscious process of critical reflection and learning. 3) An ability to make appropriate design choices regarding properties of business processes such as cost, value creation, performance, reliability, scalability, and flexibility, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs and enhance organizational performance and supports an organization’s strategic objectives. 4) An understanding of the individual and group dynamics of project teams, factors related to effective teamwork, how to collaborate effectively in a group, and the ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. 5) An understanding of social and other external impacts along with relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and professional issues to be able to recognize and analyze ethical problems in organizational situations and select and defend a course of action. 6) An ability to effectively communicate complex information system and business concepts orally and in writing with technical, business and user/customer audiences. 7) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society requiring persistence, curiosity, creativity, risk taking, and a tolerance of these abilities in others. 8) Recognition of the need for and an ability through research in informatics literature to engage in continuing professional development and life-long learning in the field. 9) An awareness that includes practice in the application of appropriate technology to address contemporary societal issues, business acumen, internship work experience and knowledge of at least one application area.