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Computer and Information Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, KY, United States
Berea’s Computer Science Department is well-known for its caring faculty and strong curriculum. The Department offers the Computer and Information Science program of Berea College with four different choices of concentrations, as well as a minor in Computer Science.
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Overview

Students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in the Computer and Information Science program of Berea College are encouraged to talk with the Computer Science Department Chair or other regular computer science faculty member early in their academic career. The Department Chair and Computer Science faculty often know about upcoming changes to the department or course offerings, so talking can help in curriculum planning as well as in planning for a career after graduation.

Major and Available Concentrations:

General Curriculum

The general concentration is designed for the typical CS student. The concentration requires 4 courses in the upper division (300 and 400-level courses).

 Computer Science Concentration

The computer science concentration is designed for students who are typically looking to go to graduate school, and have a strong interest in exploring computer science more deeply. The concentration requires 3 additional computer science courses and 2 additional mathematics courses on top of the requirements for the general concentration.

Computational Mathematics Concentration

The computational mathematics concentration is designed for students who are typically looking to go to graduate school, and students who have a strong interest in theoretical computer science and its relationship to math. The concentration requires 5 additional mathematics courses on top of the requirements for the general concentration.

Information Systems

The Information System concentration is designed for students interested in the intersection of computer science and business, particularly in the area of information management. The concentration requires 1 additional CS course and 3 additional BUS courses in the upper division on top of the requirements for the general concentration.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Craft of Computing
  • Storytelling-Computer Animation
  • Game Design
  • Building Better Apps
  • Robotics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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