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Computer and Information Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, WV,
Computer Science is the study of computers and computational systems: their theory, design, development, and applications. Computer scientists design and analyze algorithms to solve problems and develop and study the performance of computer hardware and software. 


Computer scientists work in challenging and rewarding jobs that encompass design, environmental planning, management, manufacturing, system engineering, law, medicine, teaching, and many other exciting areas.

The computer and information sciences program at Shepherd University is a comprehensive program with concentrations in computer science (CS), computer programming and information systems (CPIS), networking and security (NS), and computer graphics and game design (CGG). 

Our approach is to teach students fundamental principles and problem-solving skills so that they are able to become creative problem solvers, develop and manage state-of-the-art computing systems, and have productive careers in computer science or information technology. 

Graduates of the program will be prepared to apply their knowledge professionally in the computer industry or to pursue graduate studies.

The four concentrations provide students flexibility to choose a course of study most interesting to them. Our students are encouraged to seek the opportunity to double-major in areas ranging from mathematics, engineering, economics, and business to psychology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences 
  • Computer Language Concepts 
  • Introduction to Networking 
  • Advanced Computer Language Concepts 
  • Data and File Structures 
  • Computer Organization 
  • Database Management Systems 
  • Operating Systems

English Language Requirements

  • 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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    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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 online application for admission.

Submit $45 nonrefundable application fee.

Submit one of the following in order to satisfy the academic record requirement:

  • Education outside the United States
  • Education inside the United States

 Provide proof of financial support to cover the tuition and living expenses for one academic year (9 months). 

 Submit a brief letter or statement outlining your educational goals, signed and dated.

Provide a copy of your Passport Information Page. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18048 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18048 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7548 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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