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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Mascoutah, IL, United States
The Computer Science program offered by the McKendree University is one of the most in-demand degrees in today’s increasingly high-tech world, with graduates earning above average salaries and benefitting from job security.
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Overview

Computer Science majors are provided with the systems programming and problem solving skills commonly expected in technical positions at employers that require strong analytical and interpersonal skills. In addition, they obtain the necessary theoretical background required to pursue further education and advanced degrees. Majors in Computer Science should expect employment in both the industrial sector and scientific lab environments.

The Computer Science program offered by the McKendree University gives you the highly technical training and real world experience you need to succeed as a system programmer, software developer, and much more.

Career prospects

Computer Science graduates often find jobs using their analytical and interpersonal skills in the industrial sector and scientific lab environments. They’re hired as software applications developers, computer systems analysts and engineers, database administrators, business intelligence analysts, computer programmers, web developers, and more.

Some of the companies our recent graduates are working for include:

  • TekSystems
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The Defense Information Systems Agency (U.S. Air Force)
  • NCI Information Systems
  • A.G. Edwards
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • AT&T
  • Centene Corporation
  • DuPont Pioneer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are invited to apply as early as August 1 preceding your senior year of high school.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Graphics & User Interface Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Compiler Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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

  • You will need to complete and submit an application for First Year admission.
  • You will need to submit an official copy of your secondary school transcripts and completion certificate. All transcripts must be translated into the English language.

Proof of English:

  • TOEFL Paper Based - 520
  • Computer Based - 190
  • Internet Based - 70
  • IELTS 6.0
  • SAT Critical Reading - 500
  • ACT English - 20

Optional:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation Letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mascoutah

  • 1100 - 1500 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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