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International :03 Jan 

BS Computer Science

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department of Computer Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

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About this course

The computer science program prepares students for careers in computer science by offering a BA and a BS degree, as well as combined BA/MS and BS/MS degrees. Students who earn the BS degree build strength in an additional field by following an approved course of study in a related area. 

Furthermore, a computer science major or minor serves as an excellent foundation for work in other areas, including but not limited to mathematics, the natural sciences, social sciences, public administration, and the arts.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Here is a summary of the requirements for this programme:

General Education

One of the following sequences:

  • CHEM 10100 & 10200 Introductory General Chemistry I and Introductory General Chemistry II (or higher or equivalent)
  • PHYS 12100-12200 General Physics I-II (or higher)

MATH 13100-13200 Elementary Functions and Calculus I-II (or higher)


Introductory Sequence:

  • CMSC 15100 Introduction to Computer Science I or CMSC 16100 Honors Introduction to Computer Science I or CMSC 12100 Computer Science with Applications I
  • CMSC 15200 Introduction to Computer Science II or CMSC 16200 Honors Introduction to Computer Science II
  • CMSC 15400 Introduction to Computer Systems

Programming Languages and Systems Sequence: Any Three Courses

Theory Sequence: Any Three Courses

Five electives numbered CMSC 20000 or above

BS (three courses in an approved program in a related field)

For more information on the courses and their descriptions kindly refer: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/computerscience/

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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