Alumni Survey

Department of Computer Science

Sam Houston State University

The department of Computer Science is constantly trying to improve the quality of services it provides to students. Your feedback on this form will be used to help determine how we can best serve students in the future. Thank you for your time and willingness to complete this survey.

Peter Cooper
Department Chair


  1. The following questions use 1 as strongly disagree and 10 as strongly agree

  2. To what extent do you agree with the statement that the B.S. in Computing Science prepared you to engage in succesful careers in industry and/or graduate or other professional schools.
    question5
  3. To what extent do you agree with the statement that the B.S. in Computing Science prepared you to demonstrate the technical skill required for the workforce including knowledge of computer science techniques and the ability to utilize this knowledge to analyze and solve problems.
    question6
  4. To what extent do you agree with the statement that the B.S. in Computing Science prepared you to exhibit the professional skills nexessary to be effective and succeed in the modern workforce including the abilioty to function in teams, the ability to communicate effectively, and high standard of ethics and professionalism.
    question7
  5. To what extent do you agree with the statement that the B.S. in Computing Science prepared you to be active in professional development and acquiring new skills to remain relevant in the computer science field.
    question8
Complete the following if employed
  1. Job title:
  2. Employer:
  3. City:
  4. State:
  5. Country:
Complete the following if you are in or have completed graduate school
  1. Masters
    1. Degree (e.g., MS, MA, MBA):
    2. Year completed or expected:
    3. Institution:
    4. Area of study:
  2. Doctoral
    1. Degree (e.g., PhD):
    2. Year completed or expected:
    3. Institution:
    4. Area of study:
Please rate how well the SHSU Computing Science program helped prepare you in the following areas (from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best)
  1. The ability to work independently
    question14
  2. The ability to work on a team
    question15
  3. The ability to communicate well via oral presentations
    question16
  4. The ability to effectively express ideas through written communication
    question17
  5. The ability to apply knowledge of basic science, mathematics, and engineering principles to solve computing and information processing problems
    question18
  6. The ability to write correct and good programs
    question19
  7. The ability to understand the relationship between hardware and software
    question20
  8. The ability to understand the tradeoffs in the design of hardware systems, software systems, processes and components
    question21
  9. The ability to construct appropriate abstractions to manage complexity and to think creatively about new problems
    question22
  10. The ability to use experimental methods on software systems by gathering data to improve the systems
    question23
  11. The ability to understand the professional ethics and responsibilities of a computer scientist
    question24
  12. The ability to understand the implications of contemporary computing and information processing issues relative to society
    question25
  13. The ability to acquire the foundations to do well in graduate school
    question26
  14. The ability to acquire the foundations to be a life-long learner
    question27
Rate the instruction received in:
  1. Introductory programming
    question28
  2. Computer organization (Assembly language and architecture)
    question29
  3. Data structures and algorithms
    question30
  4. Databases
    question31
  5. Networks
    question32
  6. Operating systems
    question33
  7. Programming languages
    question34
  8. Language translators
    question35
  9. Software engineering
    question36





  1. Rate the overall program (from 1 to 10, with 10 being best):

    question42

  2. Your name (optional):

Once again, thank you for your time and effort