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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
Computer Science at Stony Brook University is the study of computer systems, including the architecture of computers, development of computer software, information processing, computer applications, algorithmic problem-solving, and the math­e­matical foundations of the discipline.
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Overview

The Computer Science major at Stony Brook University provides professional education in computer science to prepare the student for graduate study or for a career in the computing field. Students learn concepts and skills needed for designing, programming, and applying computer systems while also learning the theoretical and mathematical foundations of computer science. They have sufficient freedom in the program to pursue other academic interests in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering to complement their study of computer science. 

Many students prepare for their professional careers through internships at local companies. Computer science graduates are recruited heavily, and career opportunities include developing software systems for a diverse range of applications such as: user interfaces; networks; databases; forecasting; web technologies; and medical, communications, satellite, and embedded systems. Many are employed in the telecommunication and financial industries, and some are self-employed as heads of software consulting companies.

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the computer science program will, within 3-5 years after graduation:

  • Establish themselves as practicing professionals or engage in advanced study and
  • Advance professionally through organized training or self-learning.

Student Outcomes

The students will demonstrate the following:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline;
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate, a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs;
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices;
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computers
  •  Web Design and Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Programming in C
  • Foundations of Computer Science: Honors
  • Systems Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Programming in C and C++

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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