• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Computer Science - Computer Science major at Colorado State University also allows students to select a research area and focus on that topic in their 400-level coursework. Students can also take a breadth focus -- a little bit of everything -- for a broader perspective.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to use the principles of computing to design and develop software and computing systems.
  • Work effectively in teams to develop computational solutions to complex problems.
  • Communicate technical ideas effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Practice CS in an ethical and socially responsible manner, with an awareness of biases that can result from their indiscriminate use.
  • Confidently pursue graduate studies or professional employment in the field of computer science.

Potential Occupations

Our computer science students and graduates are in high demand. Their proven performance attracts annual recruiting visits by industry, government agencies, and research laboratories. Internships are readily available to enhance students' skills and marketability.

Career opportunities for computer science graduates include:

Software developer, database programmer, computer systems analyst, network architect, web developer, information security analyst, data scientist, computer and information systems manager, IT project manager, cybersecurity analyst, UX designer, cloud engineer, systems architect, mobile application developer, and educator.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discrete Structures and their Applications 
  • Software Development with C++ 
  • Computer Organization 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Software Engineering
  • Algorithms--Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

    • All first-year freshman students will submit an application using the Common Application. Your application will be reviewed after we receive all of the required items.
    • Transcripts: Submit your most recent transcripts or mark sheets. We will ask for additional materials if necessary. Only transcripts sent directly from the school or stamped and sealed are considered official.
    • Personal statement: Your personal statement, commonly called an essay, is your opportunity to help us understand what makes you unique beyond your grades and transcripts. Your personal statement will be reviewed during your admission decision, for consideration for any competitive majors, and for financial aid decisions.
    • Recommendation: One recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required.
    • English proficiency test results
    • Immigration documents (for international students)
    • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31712 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12260 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Online: $476 per credit

Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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