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Computer Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #38 (ARWU) Boulder, CO, United States
Computer science is an exciting and challenging field that has impact on many parts of our lives. Computer scientists craft the technologies that enable the digital devices we use every day. They develop the large-scale software that powers business and industry, and they advance the computational techniques and write the software that supports scientists in their study of the world around us. 
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Overview

Computer science is concerned with how computers are constructed, how they store and process data, how they are used in problem solving, and how the quality of those solutions is assessed. It is about the science of creating software for a variety of users. It is about understanding how that software interacts with the hardware on which it is run. Computer science goes well beyond the machine to the study of how people interact with the technologies around them. Applications of computer science reach far and wide.

In addition, students completing the degree in computer science are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:

  • apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • identify, formulate and develop solutions to computational challenges.
  • use appropriate techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • design, implement and evaluate a computational system to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computational systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the trade-offs involved in design choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120-133 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science 1: Starting Computing
  • Calculus 1
  • Computer Science 2: Data Structures

For more information, please visit program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

General required materials:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee ($70 for international students)
  • Essays

Additional Required materials for freshmen & international freshmen:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school transcript or equivalency
  • SAT or ACT score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    28750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boulder

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Students seeking financial aid are required to apply every year using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Undergraduate Student Loans:
  • Subsidized loans are need-based and do not have interest accruing while you are in school or in deferment.
  • Unsubsidized loans may or may not be based on financial need and interest accrues while you are in school or in deferment.
  • Perkins Loan Program – $5.500/year
Graduate Student Loans:
  • Graduate/Professional Students have an annual loan limit of $20,500 and a lifetime loan limit of $138,500.
  • Perkins Loan Program - $8.000

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