What will I learn?

Pair knowledge of computer science with social sciences, the humanities or business to be a creative problem-solver with a variety of impactful, in-demand career paths including social media, health care and data analytics.

This bachelor's program is intended for students who have never attended college, who have attended some college but did not complete a degree and want to transfer, or who already have a degree in another field and want a second degree in computer science (in which case the master's degree may also be appropriate).


The new degree eliminates roughly a year’s worth of credits in engineering, math and science that are required by the department’s bachelor of science degree. Instead, students select from dozens of paired majors, paired minors or paired plans in the arts, the humanities, business or other non-STEM areas. ESOF 423, Software Engineering Applications, serves as the capstone for this option.

Which department am I in?

Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,264.00 per year
Start date

19 January 2022, 16 May 2022


Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering

Montana State University,

237 Norm Asbjornson Hall,



59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record.

For international students

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who can prove their English language proficiency and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 on a U.S. scale will qualify for admission.

English Proficiency Examination:

  • Internet-based TOEFL test (iBT): 71
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test: 56
  • Paper-based TOEFL test (PBT): 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • iTEP: 3.7
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 55
  • PTE Academic: 48
  • APIEL: 3
  • English3: 58
  • EIKEN: Pre-1

Application Deadlines Fall Semester: July 1; Spring Semester: November 15; Summer Session: March 15.

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