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Computer Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
Students who graduate from the Computer Science program at Lehigh University go on to work in computer programming, software development, system administration, management, and research and development.
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They solve computational problems and design, implement and improve complex code, turning algorithms into usable products. They work in such fields as gaming, medical imaging, robotics, database and information systems, image processing and network security.

The main difference between computer science and computer engineering is that computer engineering focuses more on hardware, while computer science focuses more on software.

Lehigh's computer science program provides students with rigorous training in mathematics, science and computer science fundamentals while preparing them for the rapidly changing and ever-evolving field of computer science and information technology. Students collaborate with professors on cutting-edge research projects in areas such as gaming intelligence, intelligent web search, medical imaging, robotics, database and information systems, image processing and network security, through coursework and independent study.

Why Computer Science at Lehigh University?

  • Because you want to create, design, implement, and improve computer programs and software that can make a difference in the world
  • Because you enjoy solving problems and want to work in a field that is growing and evolving as our society becomes more technology-dependent
  • Because you are fascinated by computer software and the complex algorithms that make it possible

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:

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • 17 Programming and Data Structures
  • 109 Systems Software
  • Technical Presentation
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Software Engineering
  • Discrete Structures
  • Programming Languages
  • Operating System Design
  • Introduction to the Theory of Computation
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Senior Project

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

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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