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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Computer Science undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico provides students with a well rounded general education and a broad set of skills and knowledge in the basic areas of computer programming and computer science. 

The program allows for computer science electives and requires a minor field of study; these allow students to customize their education in Computer Science and its applications in a direction suited to students' individual goals. Alternatively they may elect to direct their studies toward a particular application area such as business, linguistics, mathematics, or the sciences. 


UNM Computer Science students can work with faculty on research in areas including cyber-security, computational biology, visual computing and physical interaction.

The program of this department is intended to provide students with a well-rounded general education and a broad set of skills and knowledge in the basic areas of computer programming and computer science.

The following expected Student Outcomes apply to the department Objectives. Each course is regularly assessed by using an appropriate subset of the Outcomes to determine how well Objectives are supported by the course, and each course is revised if necessary.

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and computing
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate an solve computer related problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively—both orally and in writing
  • An understanding of the field of computing in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life long learning
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in computing
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern computing tools necessary for computer science practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Computer Programming Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Design of Large Programs
  • Data Structures with Java
  • Computer Logic Design
  • Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    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.

General Requirements

  • English - 4 units with at least 1 composition course in the 11th or 12th grade.

  • Mathematics - 4 units: Typically college preparatory courses at the Algebra I content/skill level and higher. 

  • Social Science - 3 units: one unit should be U.S. History, other courses might include additional history courses, sociology and psychology.

  • Physical Science - 3 units: two courses should be laboratory science such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Other courses might include Earth Science, Geology, Physical Science, anatomy, and astronomy.

  • Foreign Language - 2 units of a single language other than English or demonstrated proficiency equal to a typical second level course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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