Bachelor On Campus

Computing and Information Studies

Washington and Jefferson College

48 months
48758 USD/year
48758 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Computing and Information Studies program at Washington and Jefferson College has the dual mission of preparing students to take a leadership role in information technology, independent of the career or graduate education paths they pursue and of contributing to the interdisciplinary uses of information technology across the Washington & Jefferson Curriculum.


The major and minor in Computing and Information Studies at Washington and Jefferson College have been designed to give students a strong background in a breadth of approaches to computing. Students with an interest in a particular subfield within computing are encouraged to consider an emphasis to the CIS major. The Big Data emphasis is an analog to the Computational Science concentration for CIS majors and focuses on the use of computer modeling, visualization and analysis over large data sets to solve complex problem solving tasks. 

Key facts:

The Computer Science emphasis is designed for students intending to pursue graduate work focused on the foundational and theoretical underpinnings of the computing sciences. The Digital Media emphasis stresses visual literacy and creative problem solving and focuses on how people communicate meaning through innovative contexts capitalizing on various digital media. The Interaction Design emphasis highlights the issues involved in designing computing systems in a human-centric manner and focuses on the theories and techniques involved in developing effective interfaces for information systems. The Web and Mobile Technologies emphasis is designed for students with an intended career path in web and mobile application development and focuses on both design issues and production and implementation issues central to delivering content through these media.

Programme Structure


  • The CIS curriculum combines aspects of history, sociology, psychology, communication, art, design, science, and mathematics. The program stresses problem solving and effective communication skills while addressing issues in computational thinking, visual culture, interaction design, information management and analysis, systems development, and security.
  •  Students select from a range of electives while continuing a course of study that provides a solid grounding in effective coding and production, as well as user-focused design and interaction, and formal modeling and analysis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Common Application: If you apply online we will waive your application fee of $25.
    • School Documents
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Mid-Year Report: This form should only be completed if you are still enrolled in secondary school and if your school will have additional grades to report in March. 
    • Final School Report
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores: Students who speak English as a second language (non-native speakers) are required to submit an official score report for the TOEFL or IELTS by the admission deadline.
    • SAT or ACT Scores: Submission of these tests is optional.
    • Certification of Finances: Please have your parents complete this Certification of Finances (PDF) and/or submit supporting documentation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48758 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    48758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48758 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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