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Computer Information Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Frostburg, MD, United States
As technology becomes increasingly crucial to our everyday lives, a degree in Computer Information Systems from Frostburg State University almost guarantees you a promising career. In four years, you could be building databases for a company of your choice or working with a consulting firm, helping a variety of clients with exciting assignments. 
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Whatever your special interests are, a career in Computer Information Systems at Frostburg State University  can find a place for you at a job that makes a difference.

  • Prepare yourself with a degree program that includes basic accounting and business management classes – employers will love your well-rounded background and appreciate your skill with both the human and technological aspects of information systems.
  • Delve into the ethical obligations and questions around massive electronic information-handling so you have a strong thought process to draw on in the future.
  • Start your career as a database administrator, IT manager, systems architect or software quality assurance analyst.

Program highlights

  • Explore the new Gira Center for Communication and Information Technologies, a facility designed to give you the best tools available for modern computer science learning.
  • Join Upsilon Pi Epsilon, an international honor society for outstanding computer science and information technology students.
  • Intern with an industry, government office or small business to develop your skills in a real-world setting and impress your future employers with your experience.
  • Develop your best programs and other works into a portfolio that will give you a running start in the Information Technology industry.


Demand for IT experts is increasing as more companies rely more heavily on information technology and electronic communications to keep and process their records. Significant growth is expected in IT consulting firms, which perform various IT management tasks as clients request them. Healthcare systems are also likely to employ many new IT specialists to handle electronic records and prescriptions, recent technologies that are rapidly revamping the medical field. IT specialists with experience or education in cloud computing, networks or general business may be especially desirable.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • The Discipline of Computer Science 
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Computer Science 
  • Structured Systems Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer-Based Information Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Computer Science Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

  • Submit an original Application for Admission to Frostburg State University. 
  • Pay the one-time application fee of $45.00 (USD) to Frostburg State University. 
  • Submit official or school certified academic transcript(s) from all high schools and/or colleges/universities attended.  
  • Submit an International Student Certification of Financial Support form along with required supporting financial documents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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