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Computer Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Worcester, MA, United States
A degree in Computer Science can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths. Assumption College offers you opportunities to study math or computer science in a stimulating and supportive environment. You’ll think logically and solve problems, as well as communicate clearly and effectively – skills that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technological world. 
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Overview

If you are considering a degree in computer science, Assumption’s engaging professors and challenging curriculum provides students will a number of opportunities to explore this rapidly evolving field. Computer Science majors develop their programming skills, their knowledge of computer hardware and software, and an appreciation of the social and ethical implications of technology. The major provides a foundation for a variety of professional careers in the computer industry and for graduate study in computer science.

Technology is progressing at warp speed and the demand to help drive innovation in the modern world continues to rise. When you study computer science at Assumption you develop a solid foundation in computer programming and further your knowledge of computer hardware and software. You also gain an appreciation for the social and ethical implications of technology.

In the classrooms and labs at Assumption College, computer science students calculate, compute and collaborate with others who are just as passionate about technology and programming as you are.

Benefits and Features of a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Assumption

  • Assumption was ranked a "Top 20 Small College for Computer Science."
  • Receive training in the mathematical and scientific skills that form strong foundations; essential skills regardless of your career path.
  • Have the flexibility to choose among required classes to explore your individual interests and passions
  • Explore a dual major in computer science and education. Assumption’s curriculum emphasizes proficiency in mathematics and early, hands-on experience in the classroom. You’ll acquire the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to achieve your teaching license and excel as a classroom teacher.
  • Apply learning in the real world and explore careers through Internships.
  • Develop mentoring relationships with faculty; our small department allows students to get to know the faculty well.
  • Flexibility in selecting elective courses to match your special interests.

Career Opportunities

Assumption mathematics and computer science students either go on to graduate studies in mathematics or computer science or enter directly into careers in such fields as business, communications, education, finance, health care and information technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines:

    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Command Language Interfaces
  • Calculus I and II
  • Elementary Calculus I and II
  • Discrete Structures
  • Programming in Assembly Language
  • Database Management Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probabililty Theory

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.

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  • 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

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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