What will I learn?

You don't just learn to program when you study Computer Science; you master computers from their foundations to the very latest tools and applications. You can design and engineer solutions to solve today's problems, and also the ever more complex and exciting opportunities arising as computers pervade our society. Just like the Internet was programmed by computer scientists, the Internet of Things will be programmed by computer scientists! Computer Science empowers you with the tools, knowledge, and vision to build systems and applications enriching whatever domains interest you.

Best of all, DSU is the regional leader in all things "tech." This gives you the chance to take advanced courses in computer science or from expert instructors in related fields such as security and networking. You can even accelerate your skills through the 4+1 program that allows you to get a head start towards the MSACS or one of our other graduate degrees.

Integrated technology

The computer science program is at the heart of DSU's mission to integrate technology. We focus on giving our students access to the latest software and hardware technologies—and giving you a headstart on the job market.

Possible job titles

  • Software Engineer
  • Senior Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Tech Startup Entrepreneur
  • Penetration Tester
  • Programmer/Analyst

Which department am I in?

College of Business and Information Systems

Study options

Full Time (At least 120 semester hours of credit)

Tuition fees
US$11,812.00 per year
Cost per credit hour: USD $393.75; Tuition and fees: USD $5,906.25 (Per semester)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Business and Information Systems

820 N Washington Avenue,

MADISON,

South Dakota,

57042, United States

Online/Distance (At least 120 semester hours of credit)

Tuition fees
USD $351.25 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must meet at least one of these requirements: Have an above-average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" (2.60 on a 4.00 GPA scale), Be in the top 60% of your class, Get an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or get a sub score on the SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading of 870 or above. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT: 79; TOEFL PBT: 550; IELTS: 6.5; PTE Academic: 53; SAT: Minimum sub-score of 500 on both Critical Reading and Writing; ACT: Minimum sub-score of 22 on the Writing/English; Completion of ELS Level 112.

For international students

Applicants must completion of their final year of secondary school.
Have an above-average academic record at least equivalent to a "B-" (2.60 on a 4.00 GPA scale).
Be in the top 60% of your class.
Get an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or get a sub score on the SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading of 870 or above

you must demonstrate proficiency in English with one of the following exams and the indicated minimum score:

TOEFL iBT: 71
TOEFL PBT: 525
IELTS: 6.0 (with no sub score less than 5.5)
PTE Academic: 50
SAT: Minimum sub-score of 450 on both Critical Reading and Writing, Math 480
ACT: Minimum sub-score of 20 on the Writing/English
Completion of ELS Level 111
GTEC - CBT: 1150

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

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