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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MN,
The Computer Science program at Fairmont State University offers two majors.  One is in Computer Science. The other is in Computer Security. Whichever a student chooses, the Computer Science program curriculum includes necessary computer science skills along with needed courses in mathematics and general studies.

About

Computer Science students will demonstrate knowledge in the basic principles of:

  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Programming language concepts and theory
  • Operating systems

Additionally, our students learn to identify computer science problems and formulate solutions.

Successful Computer Science students must be flexible in finding solutions and pitching potential programs. They will develop programs effectively in at least 3 languages under at least 2 operating systems.

Faculty members strive to meet a number of academic goals to best prepare Computer Science majors for successful futures.

Computer Science is a broad discipline that encompasses many areas of specialization, with an ever-growing array of opportunities.

Each Computer Science program provides students with a broad understanding of the field.  That means they are eligible for a wide spectrum of job opportunities with private companies or government agencies. Computer science is intended for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions. Those include:

  • Computer programmers
  • System analysts
  • Software engineers
  • Database engineers
  • Security analysts

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Principles of Programming
  • Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • Written English

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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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  • 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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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).

    • Application for admission 
    • Must have a 2.0 overall grade point average for any high school or college work. 
    • Official English proficiency scores (TOEFL Internet Based of 61 or IELTS of 6.0) if your native language is not English.
    • Proof of financial support for first academic year
    • Color copy of Passport 
    • Original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts. 
    • All undergraduate students who have attended high school, colleges or universities outside the United States will need to use World Education Services (WES) to complete the credential evaluation of all academic work completed. 
    • Proof of immunization (measles, mumps, rubella) 
    • Proof of health insurance 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15398 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7296 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fairmont

  • 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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