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Computer Science

University of California, San Diego

48 months
44487 USD/year
44487 USD/year
14733 USD/year
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This Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego is CSE’s core major, preparing students to contribute to the profound societal changes being brought about by innovations in computing.  


About this Degree

Courses and research are centered on exciting areas like algorithms, computer architecture, computer vision & graphics, cryptography & security, databases, embedded systems, machine learning (AI), mobile computing, programming languages, software engineering, and systems & networking. Students interested in a hardware emphasis might also consider Computer Engineering (CS25).  The CSE program at the University of California, San Diego provides three majors in all, with numerous electives, allowing flexibility to explore your academic and career interests.

The lower-division course requirements are designed to provide a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, programming methodology and skills, and computer organization. Upper-division core courses deal with the theory and design of algorithms, hardware, and software. Electives allow students to gain additional breadth and/or depth in Computer Science and Engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science: Java
  • Basic Data Structures and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Software Tools and Technique Laboratory
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematics for Algorithms and Systems
  • Computer Organization & Systems Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including USD Member Questions
    • Official high school transcript
    • Essay
    • Academic Letter of Recommendation
    • Application fee of $55

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    44487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14733 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14733 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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