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Computer Science, B.S./B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Clemson, SC, United States
Ranked one of the top-10 super computing campuses in the country, Clemson University offers Computer Science majors a unique opportunity to collaborate with computing specialists and faculty. Our nationally recognized faculty hold a variety of research interests and experience across industry and academia.
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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

The Bachelor of Science in Clemson University in Computer Science is a technically oriented degree designed for students interested in software development for basic computer science, scientific and engineering applications. Throughout your classes you’ll delve further into the technical aspects of computers with classes such as algorithms and data structures, software engineering, computer security, computer graphics, game design and network programming. You will also build a strong mathematical foundation in calculus, probability and statistics, and linear algebra.

Along with computer science core classes, our Bachelor of Arts is a liberal arts degree that provides you with the maximum flexibility in designing a program that supports your interests while also providing a firm foundation in computer science. With this, you'll also add on a minor; one of the most popular choices for our students is digital production arts, which prepares students for careers or graduate study in visual effects, computer animation and electronic games. This minor is excellent preparation for Clemson's unique Master of Fine Arts program in digital production arts. Other popular minors are in business, fine arts and psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Software Development Foundations 
  • Introduction to Computer Organization 
  • Seminar in Professional Issues
  • Introductory Business Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Applicants for both freshman and transfer admission must submit the following:

  • Application form with an application-processing fee, drawn from either a U.S. bank or a U.S. dollar account.
  • Scores from the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT).
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores. English proficiency is measured through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37128 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37128 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    15374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15374 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Clemson

  • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Grants:

  • The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal student aid gift assistance program available to undergraduates.
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant  is available to full-time, first-time undergraduates who have exceptional financial need.
  • The South Carolina Need-Based Grant is a program awarded to South Carolina residents demonstrating financial need.

Loans:

  • Federal Perkins Undergraduate Loan - Awards are made on the basis of financial need, with priority given to students demonstrating exceptional need.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan - Students enrolled in graduate programs can apply. Students must enroll at least half-time (five hours) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

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