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. My major was
  2. Year bachelor degree received:
  3. Semester bachelor degree received:
  4. My current career status:

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

  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
Complete the following if employed
  1. Job title:
  2. Employer:
  3. City:
  4. State:
  5. Country:
  6. How long have you been in your position?
  7. Annual salary:
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
  2. The ability to work on a team
  3. The ability to communicate well via oral presentations
  4. The ability to effectively express ideas through written communication
  5. The ability to apply knowledge of basic science, mathematics, and engineering principles to solve computing and information processing problems
  6. The ability to write correct and good programs
  7. The ability to understand the relationship between hardware and software
  8. The ability to understand the tradeoffs in the design of hardware systems, software systems, processes and components
  9. The ability to construct appropriate abstractions to manage complexity and to think creatively about new problems
  10. The ability to use experimental methods on software systems by gathering data to improve the systems
  11. The ability to understand the professional ethics and responsibilities of a computer scientist
  12. The ability to understand the implications of contemporary computing and information processing issues relative to society
  13. The ability to acquire the foundations to do well in graduate school
  14. The ability to acquire the foundations to be a life-long learner
Rate the instruction received in:
  1. Introductory programming
  2. Computer organization (Assembly language and architecture)
  3. Data structures and algorithms
  4. Databases
  5. Networks
  6. Operating systems
  7. Programming languages
  8. Language translators
  9. Software engineering
  1. What were the most valuable CS courses you took at SHSU?
  2. Why were the CS courses you selected most valuable?
  3. What were the most valuable non-CS courses you took at SHSU?
  4. Why were the non-CS courses you selected most valuable?
  5. What were the least valuable courses (CS or non-CS) you took at SHSU?
  6. Rate the overall program (from 1 to 10, with 10 being best):

  7. What are your recommendations to improve the curriculum?
  8. Your name (optional):

Once again, thank you for your time and effort