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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
We offer a bachelor degree in Computer Science at the College of William & Mary. Computer science is concerned with the systematic study of algorithms for describing and transforming information.  The fundamental question is: what can be (efficiently) automated?
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Innovative computing solutions have provided the basis for advances in other fields. Along with creative, wide-ranging, and profitable careers, computer science offers practitioners the chance to make real contributions that benefit society at large.

The Department of Computer Science at the College of William & Mary offers an undergraduate major leading to a B.S. degree and a graduate program leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Our full-time faculty teach the courses from the freshman level to graduate research seminars.  Students at all levels have the opportunity to pursue research projects either individually or in groups.

Career Planning

  • Trained in logical thinking and creative problem-solving using the structures to represent and process information, our undergraduate majors are well positioned for success in the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment, education, and more. 
  • A significant number pursue graduate-level study in law, medicine, or a field related to computer science, sometimes with the goal of obtaining a Ph.D. and teaching at the university level.

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:
  • Web Design
  • Computational Problem Solving in Data Science
  • Computational Problem Solving
  • Reasoning Under Uncertainty
  • Competitive Programming
  • Data Structures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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