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Computer Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, VA,
The program is practical rather than theoretical. Sweet Briar has a strong tradition in STEM education and is one of only two women’s colleges in the country to offer an ABET-accredited engineering degree. 


Sweet Briar is building on its STEM successes by establishing a computer science major. Working with Silicon Valley experts at companies like Google, Sweet Briar College has built a curriculum that is immediately relevant to industry needs — with upper-level electives including computer security, computer vision and data science.

Required courses will guarantee that graduates have experience in the widely used programming languages Python, Java and C/C++. Electives include work in the popular languages Swift and R. This coursework, combined with Sweet Briar’s strong liberal arts tradition, will foster in computer science majors the ability to write and communicate effectively, understand ethical and moral considerations, and make connections across disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Computer Programming tor Everyone 
  • Introduction to Computer Science 
  • Data Structures 
  • Computer Organization 
  • Software Development 
  • Computer Systems 
  • Data Science 
  • Computer Neuorks 
  • Computer Security 
  • Computer Vision 

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                  • Minimum required score:


                    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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                  Academic Requirements

                • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
                • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
                • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
                • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
                • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
                • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
                • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
                • Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    36520 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                  • National

                    36520 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                  • In-State

                    36520 USD/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 36520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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