BS in Computer Science

Shorelight - Louisiana State University, United States

bs-in-computer-science

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 29,800

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Learn the math and theory behind modern-day computing, develop and hone your programming skills, and then use computers to solve problems in almost any industry.
  • Computer science involves programming computing devices, creating information systems, engineering new products, visualizing and creating imagery, working with data infrastructure and networks, and protecting information through cybersecurity Concentrations include cloud computing and networking, computer science and a second discipline, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, and software engineering. Many graduates go on to become software engineers/developers, but other job titles include cybersecurity specialist, network designer, entrepreneur, web developer, and more.

Cloud Computing & Networking

  • Cloud Computing & Networking focuses on cloud computing, a modern approach to distributed computing. By separating services or components and hosting them on different computers or computer platforms, cloud computing allows developers to access different components to quickly create an array of customized, modifiable applications via integration of different sub-systems. Thus, cloud computing allows software developers to utilize multiple computers on a distributed network connected in real-time for collaboration. Cloud computing also offers unlimited scalability, flexibility, reliability, and security through redundancy.
  • Cloud computing is not only efficient, but also cost-effective compared to traditional approaches, as users and companies do not have to rent computer services or worry about hardware depreciation and other infrastructure costs.

Cybersecurity

  • The field of cybersecurity involves protecting networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use and ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Cybersecurity is one of the most critical fields in computer science, with increased emphasis on securing systems in the private sector, government, and the military.

Data Science & Analytics

  • In our current “digital age”, vast amounts of data are available, and extracting useful information from large data sets can be a delicate and daunting task. Data Analysis & Analytics focuses on data management by using software tools to record, manage, and process data. This discipline requires understanding constraints for data management and gathering and specifying requirements through elicitation. This field has a variety of applications in diverse areas such as mathematics, biology, statistics, data warehousing, artificial intelligence, and more. Many types of companies and organizations employ data scientists for a variety of purposes like identifying consumer trends, breaking military codes, creating more efficient processes, and even analyzing outcomes of sporting events.
  • Extremely large datasets are referred to as “big data”. Big data is a specified area of data science and analytics and often requires uncommon software tools to analyze. The Data Analysis & Analytics concentration also encompasses big data.

Software Engineering

  • Software Engineering focuses on preparing students to rigorously develop quality software following requirements, design specifications, and budget and time constraints by applying engineering principles to software development. Courses in the Software Engineering concentration have strong design and implementation components. Sub-disciplines of software engineering include requirements engineering, software design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, software quality management. New and emerging opportunities in software engineering include mobile applications and operating systems development, entertainment software design, digital media, and gaming.

Second Discipline

  • Students may select a second discipline in any area and department. Common second disciplines include economics, mathematics, physics, biology, digital media, and ISDS. It is suggested that the student pick a second discipline that complements his/her computer science coursework.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must be 17 years old at the time of entry
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate IAP 2 Terms C or 4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.0 - 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0.0 - 2.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 3.0 - 3.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 39 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 84 or less
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) NA
  • Academic English (2 Terms) NA
  • ID (2 Terms) 105

Year 1

  • Intro to Computer Science I
  • Intro to Computer Science II
  • Biology I
  • Physical Science I
  • Physical Science I Lab
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • General Ed: Humanities
  • General Ed: English Comp I

Year 2

  • Discrete Structures
  • Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
  • Numerical Methods
  • Computer Organization and Design
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Biology II or Physical Science II
  • Biology II or Physical Science II Lab
  • Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • General Ed: English Comp II
  • General Ed: Humanities
  • Communication Studies

Year 3

  • Operating Systems
  • Software Systems Development
  • Computer Science Elective
  • Computer Science Elective
  • Computer Science Concentration Elective
  • Computer Science Concentration Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • Technical Elective
  • Engineering Statistics
  • General Ed: Social Sciences

Year 4

  • Programming Languages
  • Ethics in Computing
  • Computer Science Elective
  • Computer Science Concentration Elective
  • Computer Science Concentration Elective
  • Computer Science Concentration Elective
  • Computer Science Approved Elective
  • Computer Science Approved Elective
  • General Ed: Social Sciences
  • General Ed: Arts
  • Concentrations & Flowcharts
  • Cloud Computing & Networking

Required Courses

  • Course Number Course Description Credits
  • CSC 2610 Cloud Fundamentals and Web Programming 3 Cr
  • CSC 4402 Introduction to Database Management Systems 3 Cr
  • CSC 4501 Computer Networks 3 Cr
  • CSC 4610 Virtualization and Cloud Systems 3 Cr

Cybersecurity

Required Courses

  • Course Number Course Description Credits
  • CSC 2362 Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cyber Defense 3 Cr
  • CSC 3304 Introduction to Systems Programming 3 Cr
  • CSC 4360 Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering 3 Cr
  • CSC 4362 Software Vulnerabilities and Exploitation 3 Cr
  • CSC 4501 Computer Networks 3 Cr
  • CSC 4562 Mobile Security and Applied Cryptography 3 Cr

Data Science & Analytics

Required Courses

  • Course Number Course Description Credits
  • CSC 2730 Data Science and Analytics 3 Cr
  • CSC 3730 Machine Learning and Data Analytics 3 Cr
  • CSC 4402 Database Systems 3 Cr
  • CSC 4740 Big Data Technologies 3 Cr

Software Engineering

Required Courses

  • Course Number Course Description Credits
  • CSC 4351 Computer Construction 3 Cr
  • CSC 4402 Database Systems 3 Cr

Second Discipline

Required Courses

  • A total of 15 hours of an approved second discipline concentration in one area outside of the Department of Computer Science must be taken. The concentration must be approved by a departmental advisor.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $45,000 
  • Tuition $29,800 
  • Housing $8,800
  • Dining $4,400
  • Other $2,000

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