48 months
824 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
824 USD/credit 24720 USD/year
412 USD/credit 12360 USD/year
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The Computer Science program of the Northeastern Illinois University provides students with a broad-based theoretical and practical understanding of the field. Students who complete the Computer Science degree program are prepared to pursue graduate study or to pursue careers in software engineering and technical programming.


Computer Science Courses and Concentrations

The Computer Science major requires 48 hours of coursework, including at least 36 hours of 300-level courses. Students should also be aware of the University requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

There are three concentration tracks within the Computer Science program of the Northeastern Illinois University:

Computer Science

This concentration is designed primarily for students intending to pursue an advanced degree in Computer Science. Students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science should also plan on completing Calculus II and are also advised to take a course in Linear Algebra. Classes in this concentration include Theory Of Computation, Fundamentals Of Computer Graphics, and Cryptography.

Computer Networks and Security

This concentration is designed to prepare students for employment in computer security or a related field. Classes include CyberSecurity, Secure Programming and Testing, and Cyberlaw.

Information Technology

This concentration is designed to prepare students for employment involving web development and/or computer network design and maintenance. Classes include Event-Driven Programming, Server Side Web Development, and Mobile Application Development.

Careers in Computer Science

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from NEIU leave with a strong knowledge of algorithmic techniques, as well as problem-solving, analytical thinking, and computer programming skills. They are also able to perform mathematical analysis of computer programs. These skills are crucial for the many potential careers in Computer Science, such as:

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Networking Professional
  • IT Project Manager
  • Web Developer

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theory Of Computation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cryptography
  • Programming Languages
  • Modern Database Management
  • Computer Networks

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission Application
  • Official ACT/SAT scores (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcript from high school (required if you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Undergraduate Financial Statement 
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    24720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 412 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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