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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Computer Science program of San Francisco State University stresses a basic foundation in mathematics and physics, and a thorough study of the fundamentals of the discipline: software development, computer architecture, operating systems, programming languages, algorithms, and the theoretical foundations of computer science. A wide variety of elective courses such as mobile development, web/internet applications, bioinformatics, database systems, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, game development, and software engineering allow students to specialize in selected areas. Ethical and social issues of computing are discussed throughout the curriculum. Senior courses include group projects to better prepare students for future job markets. Courses are updated or added regularly to provide necessary training in the latest software technologies.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to design, develop, document, and test software using current techniques.
  • Students will understand the fundamentals of computer architecture and computing theory.
  • Students will be able to solve problems working in group settings.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to give presentations and write technical reports.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of social and ethical issues related to the profession.

Career paths

  • Mobile application developer
  • Web and internet application developer
  • Game developer
  • Bioinformatics Developer
  • Data science/data mining developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Manager of software development teams
  • Systems programmer/administrator
  • Computer network specialist
  • System security and/or performance manager
  • Application software designer
  • Database designer/programmer/administrator
  • Programmer in scientific or business applications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall - TBD

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Probability and Statistics with Computing
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Software Lab
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures for Computer Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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