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Bachelor of Computer Science Degrees

Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems. Most computer science degrees focus on robotics, machine learning, computational biology, and cybersecurity. Unlike electrical and computer engineers, computer scientists deal mostly with software and software systems including their theory, design, development, and application. Computer science majors study areas like artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, security, database systems, human computer interaction, vision and graphics, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, bioinformatics, and theory of computing.


median salary for computer and research scientists (May 2018)


projected job growth by 2028


of computer and research scientists work in government sectors

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    Where can I study computer science in the USA?

    There are many top computer science universities in the USA for international students. Shorelight partners with leading universities like the University of Illinois Chicago, University of Massachusetts Boston, and University of Utah.

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    What undergraduate computer science courses do colleges offer international students?

    Computer science colleges in USA offer a variety of courses for students studying computer science such as computer programming, software engineering, algorithms, operating systems, computer hardware, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and more. International students applying to computer science colleges and universities in the US receive exclusive support services such as classes tailored to your academic level, English language help, tutoring, and more. To learn more, please visit academic support for international students.

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    What requirements are needed to study undergraduate computer science in the US?

    Typically, the entry requirements to apply for a bachelor of computer science in USA include a high school diploma or equivalent with a sufficient GPA, and English language proficiency.

    For a master’s in computer science, there is a requirement of a four-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, English language proficiency, GRE score, and letters of recommendation. However, these requirements may vary depending on the university you are applying to. When applying for a computer science degree program at a Shorelight partner university, you will receive dedicated application assistance from an advisor, English-language help, major and program assistance, and more. To learn more, please visit application assistance and international student services.

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    How many years does it take to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science in the US?

    Typically, it takes four years to earn a bachelor of computer science in USA. A master’s degree in computer science usually requires one or two years to complete. However, the duration may vary depending on the degree program and the university you attend. Discover different options for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs by visiting bachelor’s degree programs or master’s degree programs in computer science.

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    What can you do with a bachelor of science degree in computer technology?

    With a bachelor of science degree in computer technology USA, international students have many career options. Job opportunities include:

    • Computer systems administrator

    • Database administrator

    • Data scientist

    • Network administrator

    • Network architect

    • Network engineer

    • Software engineer

    • Software developer

    • Software tester

    • Systems analyst

    • Web developer