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UCM Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Earns ABET Accreditation

By Mike Greife, October 24, 2017

WARRENSBURG, MO – The Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science-Computer Science Option at the University of Central Missouri has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“ABET accreditation is a rigorous quality assurance process under which nine criteria such as students, curriculum and faculty, etc., are evaluated to determine if ABET standards are met,” said Xiaodong Yue, chair of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics. “We are pleased to have earned program accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, which is a demonstration of the quality of our program as well as our commitment to our constituents, including students, parents, industry partners, donors and taxpayers. It is a great accomplishment because it puts us on the list of those great programs accredited by ABET.”

“This accreditation provides assurance that UCM’s undergraduate computer science program meets rigorous standards and expectations set forth not only by ABET, but also by dedicated faculty and leadership within the School of Computer Science and Mathematics,” said Alice Greife, dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology. “The quality of the program is key to assuring the success of our students as they pursue careers or advanced degrees.”

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process adds value to academic programs in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities and institutional support and are conducted by teams of skilled professionals from industry, academia and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It currently accredits 3,853 programs at more than 776 colleges and universities in 31 countries. More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at

For more information about UCM’s Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, visit


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