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International Computer Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students have also found a computer science major to be excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, business administration, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, and other technical and non-technical fields.

Computer science is a rapidly changing discipline. The lifetime of a particular computer system or software package can be very short. The International Computer Science curriculum is designed to prepare students for multiple careers in a rapidly changing, global environment. The program’s courses emphasize fundamental concepts and techniques that will last longer than present technology.

International computer science majors complete a core of basic computer science courses that includes the study of algorithms, data structures, database concepts, computer systems, computer architecture, programming languages, operating systems, and software engineering. Advanced courses in theory of computation, computer networks, distributed systems, security, and real time systems add depth to the degree program. 

A three-term senior thesis provides students the opportunity to research in depth an area of computer science that is of interest to them under the mentorship of a faculty member. Majors also complete important courses in closely related fields, e.g., discrete mathematics and probability and statistics, as well as study a foreign language. The major requires students to study all aspects of the science of computing, including hardware, software, and theory.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the international computer science program will be prepared for many types of careers in the field of computing and prepared for graduate study in computer science and in closely related disciplines. In the early phases of their careers, we expect Rose-Hulman international computer science graduates to be:

  • Computing professionals in a variety of organizations, including ones doing traditional software development, technological innovation, and cross-disciplinary work
  • Business and technological leaders within existing organizations
  • Entrepreneurial leaders
  • Recognized by their peers and superiors for their communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Actively involved in social and professional service locally, nationally, and globally
  • Graduate students and researchers
  • Leaders in government and law as government employees, policy makers, governmental advisors, and legal professionals

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Development
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Object-Oriented Software Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Architecture

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

  • The International Student Application
  • SAT-I or ACT results
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of the secondary school record
  • An affidavit of support indicating your ability to fund the cost of attendance at Rose-Hulman
  • An official copy of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) report or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Terre Haute

  • 911 - 1480 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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