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Computer Science, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Anderson, IN, United States
The Computer Science major at Anderson University - Indiana emphasizes hands-on application of knowledge by incorporating state-of-the-art programming techniques and tools throughout the curriculum, which meets the most recent guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery for computer science programs.
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Overview

In computer science courses, core concepts are taught in an applied environment, allowing students to immediately see the applications of the material that they are learning. Modern software development tools are woven throughout the program, so that students gain experience using cutting-edge techniques recommended by our industry partners. Additionally, cybersecurity principles are incorporated through several courses, including Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, and Applied Cryptography and Cybersecurity. The importance of incorporating the security viewpoint in software design is critical to nearly every application in today’s world.

Employers of our student interns and graduates describe the winning combination of core computing knowledge, programming ability, and excellent communication and teamwork skills that Anderson University students demonstrate. The liberal arts education that our students receive is an important contribution to their successful careers.

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science at Anderson University - Indiana is great for students interested in designing and developing software with the broadest emphasis on core computer science theory and programming. This track covers the same core computing concepts and applications as the Bachelor of Science track. Graduates from the B.A. track are highly sought after by industry, often receiving job offers well before graduation.

Teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills (written and oral) are emphasized throughout the program. Projects are oriented towards service to the surrounding community and to the university when possible. Students are encouraged to pursue internships early, through our extensive connections with area companies. Most students graduate with an excellent resume containing two to three internship experiences, which differentiates them from the field of other recent graduates entering the workforce.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 74% of new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs through 2022 will be in computing. Nearly a third of all of those new jobs will be created in the computer science subfield of software development. With a degree in Computer Science from Anderson University, students will be well prepared to apply their knowledge as a software engineer, computer programmer, software developer, database administrator, business intelligence analyst, website developer, or technical writer.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Science
  • Database Programming
  • Introduction to Web Applications
  • Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Lab
  • Software Engineering
  • Senior Design 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    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:

    547

    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.

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Recommendation
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Essay
  • Submit a 200-300 word essay that addresses the following topics: Your education goals, Your faith experience, Why you chose to apply to AU?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Anderson

  • 861 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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