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Computer Science, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The skills you need to solve problems…and the skills that employers need to solve theirs.

Our world often emphasizes technological skills, but that is a shallow approach. Those “mad skills” will be out-dated in a handful of years. Our curriculum is designed, maintained, and updated to keep pace with the real world, but it is also grounded in the most important skills of all: the ability to think and the ability to learn.

Computer Science students from Lake Superior State University apply and adapt what they’ve learned in our projects courses, giving them real world experience before they graduate.

In the sophomore projects course you will to learn how to analyze the needs of an actual client, to design and implement a solution for their problem, and to deliver that project on time.

Key facts

In your senior year, you will complete a two semester senior capstone experience where you will be challenged to manage larger and more complex client projects. You will develop “soft skills” to communicate with clients, to prepare written documentation and reports, to deliver presentations and training to clients, and to work effectively on teams.

Our clients come from the university and the local community. The work can be a software/networking/web project, an internship with a local corporation, or even a research project!

By the time you graduate, you will be prepared not just to thrive in today’s world, but to change tomorrow’s world. That’s what thinkers and learners do.

Adding an appropriate minor field of study can complement the program, as well as give the graduate a competitive edge in the work force.

Accreditation

Lake Superior State University has remained accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968. This regional accrediting body was established in 1895 and currently oversees more than 1000 higher education institutions from 19 states.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Survey of Computer Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Principles of Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Database Applications
  • Computer Networks
  • Managing Computer Security
  • Computer Science Project
  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Applications w PHP & Javascript
  • Web Applications w ASP.NET
  • Discrete Structures for Computer Science
  • Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Multi-Platform Application Development
  • Adv Database & Project Management
  • Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Senior Project 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

    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:

    500

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application for free!
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit test scores (optional).  Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
  • If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
  • Health Insurance Requirements (only for international students)
  • Immigration Form (I-20) (only for international students)
  • Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.  (only for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12456 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

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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