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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Houston, TX, United States
The Computer Science degree program at the University of Houston-Downtown offers students a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of computer science. Combined with sound practical training relevant to the common applications of computing in business and industry, the degree provides preparation for all career paths in computer science and emerging areas of computing.
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The Computer Science degree offers students a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of computer science combined with sound practical training. It is structured to develop written and oral communication skills, to provide broad-based studies and a selection of advanced course work in computer science and to provide students with an education responsive to the expanding uses of computer techniques in business, government and industry. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • CS I-Introduction to Computer Science with C++
  • Introduction to Computer Organization and Assembly Language
  • Digital Logic
  • CS II-Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Data and Information Structures
  • Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Senior Seminar
  • Programming Language Concepts
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Systems
  • Senior Project in Computer Science

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Apply online at (link works better in Chrome).
  • Submit Official High School Transcripts in institution's sealed envelope. UHD complies with House Bill 3826.
  • Pay non-refundable $35 application fee.
  • Submit official SAT or ACT scores.
  • Track your application Status.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15818 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6026 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6026 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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