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Computer Science

California State University Monterey Bay

48 months
5742 USD/year
5742 USD/year
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In the Computer Science program offered by the California State University Monterey, you will learn fundamental computer science concepts while applying your knowledge to solve real-world problems. Collaboration, team work, and communication skills are infused into the learning experiences with heavily project-based courses in a state-of-the-art technological environment.


In the Computer Science program offered by the California State University Monterey you'll begin by taking a set of common core courses to establish a strong foundation in computer science, followed by coursework in one of four concentration areas: Software Engineering, Network and Security, Data Science, or Game Development. The curriculum provides you the opportunity to learn concepts and develop skills in more than one concentration, helping you to become a well rounded computer science professional.

Learning Outcomes

Apply analytical, mathematical, and computational methods to solve problems, abstracting essential structure, recognizing sources of uncertainty, and utilizing appropriate tools. More specifically, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, programming, and computational thinking to solve problems;
  • Analyze a problem, abstract its essential structure, and design, develop, and implement an appropriate solution;
  • Evaluate the correctness and efficiency of a computer-based solution, process, component, or program to meet a desired outcome.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Problm-Solving/Programng
  • Intro to Computer Architecture
  • Introduction to Data Structures
  • Major ProSeminar
  • Software Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • You must be a high school graduate
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT and have an Eligibility Index of at least 2950 using SAT or 694 using ACT, nonresidents must have 3570 based on the SAT or 842 using ACT
  • Have completed the A-G requirements with grades of C or better


  • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
  • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
  • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
  • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required

Tuition Fee

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    5742 USD/year
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    5742 USD/year
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1100 - 1600 USD /month
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