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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Dayton, OH, United States
Computer applications like YouTube, Facebook and Google are used by millions of people each day, and they were all created by talented software designers and developers with a solid background in computer science. Computer science is the study of software and its realization through computer programs. Computer information systems involves applying software solutions to problems in a variety of industries.
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  • The computer science department offers two distinct undergraduate degree programs: computer science and computer information systems. Both programs lead to a Bachelor of Science, and both share a core program of study in the fundamentals of software design and development. The programs differ in the mathematics and natural sciences requirements, with the computer information systems program having fewer requirements in both of these areas. This allows the computer information systems major to include an approved minor in their program of study, providing the opportunity to focus study on a particular area of application.
  • As a computer science major, you will study data structures, software design, programming languages, and computer elements and architecture. To be prepared for the computer science curriculum, you should have strong analytical skills and be ready to take calculus and nonremedial English in your first year.
  • It includes at least one course exploring the social and ethical implications of computing in a modern, digital world. Also included are a variety of courses in the humanities, the arts, and the social and natural sciences. These, combined with the computer science requirements, provide you with the broad-based education necessary for success in a diverse, global workplace.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • CPS 149Creative Media Applications3
  • CPS 150Algorithms & Programming I4
  • CPS 151Algorithms & Programming II4
  • CPS 250Computer Organization and Architecture3
  • CPS 341Discrete Structures3
  • CPS 350Data Structures & Algorithms3
  • CPS 352Concepts and Implementation of Programming Languages3
  • CPS 356Operating Systems3
  • CPS 450Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Satisfies CAP Integrative)3
  • CPS 490Capstone I (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)
  • ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
  • PHL 319Information Ethics (Satisfies CAP Practical Ethical Action and Adv Studies in PHL)

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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Undergraduate International AdmissionInternational students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:
  • Application, including the essay. International students may complete either the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Official copy of secondary transcripts (in language of original issue) of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • TOEFL score (or equivalent).
  • F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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