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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
The BS in Computer Science at California State University Chico integrates the Computer Science Department's technical requirements for the major with the university's general education requirements to prepare the student for a career in the computing field and for further study in the computing sciences.
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Overview

Mission

The Department's Mission is to advance knowledge in the computing sciences by providing our students with the highest quality educational experience. The Department strives to:

  • Provide excellence in teaching;
  • Develop a community of scholars that includes faculty, staff, students and alumni;
  • Provide service to others;
  • Respond to the changing demands for trained computing professionals.

The Program Educational Objectives of the CSU, Computer Science at California State University Chico  are to produce graduates who demonstrate the following, within three to five years after graduation:

  • 1. Those employed in industry, government, or entrepreneurial endeavors will demonstrate professional advancement through significant technical achievements, expanded leadership responsibility, or other recognition of their contributions;
  • 2. Those who continue their formal education will achieve an advanced degree or certification in programs in computing, science, engineering, business, and other professionally related fields; and
  • 3. All graduates will demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member and/or leader in an ever-changing professional environment.

After graduation

Program learning outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Students completing the computer science program must demonstrate:

  • (a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
  • (b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

  • (c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • (d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • (e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

Accreditation

The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

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 included:
  • Programming and Algorithms 
  • Embedded Systems Development
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • General Chemistry for Applied Sciences
  • Physics for Students of Science and Engineering: Mechanics
  • Physics for Students of Science and Engineering: Electricity and Magnetism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    47

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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