What will I learn?

Computer Science is the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.

WKU's CS program is special for its small class sizes and emphasis on applied research opportunities. CS at WKU also gives three different paths to take part in which are listed on the right.

Concentrations: General; Systems/Scientific Applications

Program Educational Objectives

Within three to five years our graduates will...

PEO1: engage in continuous learning to adapt to innovation and evolving technologies;

PEO2: design and implement solid solutions for rapidly changing computing & information systems;

PEO3: be effective team participants;

PEO4: effectively communicate ideas in verbal and written form at the appropriate level for the audiences; and

PEO5: be ethical and socially responsible computer science professional

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.

2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.

3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.

4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. [CS]

Which department am I in?

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,687.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Ogden College Hall Suite 1017,

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11075,



42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school. Should have at least a 3.0 GPA overall and at least a 3.2 GPA in the selected Geoscience major, with a minimum of 45 earned hours

For international students

Applicants are required to have successful completion of high school with 2.5 GPA

English proficiency requirements (one of the following):

TOEFL IBT – 71; IELTS – 6.0; ELS – Level 109 PTE Academic – 52

We have rolling admission, which means we can admit students to WKU close to the start of each semester; however, we recommend that students apply at least two months before the start of their semester to ensure they have enough time to receive an I-20, student visa, housing, and scholarship information.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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