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Computer Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Computer Science majors study the theoretical foundations and practical applications of computers. Mathematics and the scientific method are powerful tools for understanding the potential of modern computers.
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Our majors start by learning programming skills, but computer science is much more than programming. Programming is one of the tools that a computer scientist uses to solve problems. As students advance in the major, more and more elective options become available, ranging from database management and interactive web sites to computer games and graph theory.

The Computer Science major follows international curriculum recommendations for computer science. It provides a balance of theoretical foundations with practical applications. A student who chooses this option may choose to enter the high-tech workforce or to pursue graduate education in computer science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science 1
  • Computer Science 2
  • Advanced Programming
  • Des and Analy of Algorithms
  • Computer Org and Arch
  • Social and Professional Issues
  • Dist Proc and Networks
  • Programming Languages
  • Database Design

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

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  • Send Us Your SAT and/or ACT Scores
  • Ball State recommends the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma or its out-of-state equivalent. At minimum, we require an Indiana Core 40 diploma (or its equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 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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