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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Gunnison, CO, United States
The Computer Science program at the Western State Colorado University states that with data pouring in from social media, cellphones, smart speakers and the explosion of “internet of things” devices, there has never been a better time to be a computer scientist.
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Overview

The Computer Science program at the Western State Colorado University focuses on software development, information security and data science. Our students learn modern languages, tools and techniques. They take on difficult projects in software development and learn state-of-the-art security methods and data science through modern coursework. Students graduate ready to make positive contributions to the world through in-demand, exciting and rewarding careers. 

Each track within the Computer Science program is built on a core of programming in current languages such as Python, C++ and Java, while focusing on skills such as database management, GUI design, web development and software engineering.

Careers & Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of software developers will grow 24 percent between 2016 and 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to account for about 302,500 new jobs during that time period. 

Furthermore, in a recent survey of Western's Computer Science graduates, 98 percent reported working as practicing computer scientists, typically as software developers in a wide variety of fields, but also as IT professionals, cyber security professionals and network managers. 

Additional career fields for Computer Science graduates include: 

  • Business intelligence 
  • Data mining
  • Data analytics and machine learning
  • Database management
  • Embedded systems programming
  • Information security
  • Information technology 
  • Mobile-device programming
  • Networking
  • Software engineering 
  • Video game programming 
  • Web development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Western is on a rolling admission cycle. However, we recommend that high school seniors apply before the deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Internship or Field Experience in Computer Science 
  • College Algebra 
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics 
  • Applied Linear Algebra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.95

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.95 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

  • Complete Western’s Online Application or the Common Application.
  • Submit your official high school and/or college transcripts. All documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations of these documents. These documents must be original copies with an official signature and bear the school's official seal, or a certified copy. All academic credit documentation for work completed outside of the United States must submit transcripts to a NACES member credential evaluation service for a course by course evaluation. 
  • Request your official TOEFL, IELTS, ACT and/or SAT exam scores to be sent to Western. 
  • Submit the $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gunnison

  • 950 - 1350 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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