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Computer Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Hadley, MA, United States
The Bachelor in Computer Science from Mount Holyoke College is designed to meet the broad needs of students in a liberal arts environment. CS majors learn to write programs well, but they also investigate broader issues of the power, limitations, and applications of computing.
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Computer science is an exciting field with applications across many other disciplines, including:

  •  biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • environmental science
  • mathematics 
  • economics
  •  sociology 
  • psychology
  •  art. 

The main role of a computer scientist is that of a problem solver. 

A Bachelor in Computer Science from Mount Holyoke College signifies formal training in computational and analytical approaches to problem solving as well as the skills necessary to develop software to tackle new challenges. These computational approaches can be applied to a wide spectrum of problems, including protein folding and flexibility, modeling and forecasting bird migration, improving on the capabilities of search engines to retrieve the most relevant documents, understanding how the connectedness provided by social networks impact the lives we lead, supporting scientists in the management and analysis of the data they collect, developing video games and computer animations, and more. In truth, it is difficult to think of a scenario in which the tools acquired in computer science do not provide a powerful advantage.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction in Computational Problem Solving
  • Introduction in Computing Systems
  • Data Structures
  • Programming Paradigms and Software Development
  • Algorithms
  • Operating Systems

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

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
    • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
    • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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