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Computer Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (BCR) Iowa City, IA, United States
The bachelor degree in Computer Science, offered by The University of Iowa, provides the knowledge required for long-term success in a rapidly changing field. Computer science emphasizes not only current techniques, tools, and programming languages but also emerging conceptual frameworks that provide a view of the future. 
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Overview

Undergraduates majoring in computer science develop competence in programming principles and methodologies, problem-solving techniques, mathematics, and computer systems. Computer science training is critical for many careers in science, engineering, business, and health care.

At The University of Iowa we offer a bachelor degree in Computer Science. Students may declare a major in computer science when they are admitted to the University or afterward. Students may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS). 

All students begin the major as Bachelor of Arts students but may switch to the Bachelor of Science programs at any time. Both degrees require a mixture of skills in mathematics, programming languages, and theory. Students who are enrolled in the BA program but who might switch to the BS program should choose their General Education natural science courses carefully; courses may satisfy both the departmental natural science requirement and the General Education Program natural science requirement.

Career Development

  • A deep understanding of the principles and techniques of computing is valuable for nearly all successful organizations. Computer science graduates can play key roles on problem-solving teams.
  • The department’s graduates work primarily in two market sectors. One includes the software and computer industries, from small start-ups to giants such as Microsoft and IBM; these present job opportunities in software development and design, systems analysis, user-interface development and design, web development, and many other areas.
  • Another sector is made up of organizations whose primary business is not computing, such as banks, insurance and other financial groups; health care organizations; consulting, media and legal firms; entertainment companies; and the military.

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:

  • Principles of Computing
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computer Science I: Fundamentals
  • Programming for Informatics
  • Discrete Structures
  • Computer Science II: Data Structures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31793 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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