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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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, including:

We offer a bachelor degree in Computer Science at the University of Houston Downtown. 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, including:

  • database systems
  • data mining
  • visualization
  • computer graphics and gaming
  • software engineering
  • web development
  • computer networks and security
  • mobile computing

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates who earn a BS in Computer Science will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various aspects of computing environments, including hardware organizations, programming languages and paradigms, operating systems, and other computing tools.
  • Master the fundamental concepts of computer programming, including data models and abstraction, control structures, symbolic logic, algorithmic thinking and testing and debugging with various computing environments.
  • Be proficient in conveying Computer Science knowledge, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate ethical awareness and teamwork skills.

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 include: 
  • 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • Apply for admissions using the Apply Texas Application (link works better in Chrome) online!
  • Submit your $80 admissions application fee. The application and fee will be valid for a period of one year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7767 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7767 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2859 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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