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Computer Science

Clarkson University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Computer Science

Clarkson teaches you to become a good programmer, but more importantly, you obtain a deep understanding of computer science. Allowing you to work within the rapidly changing technology industry both as an intern and graduate, Clarkson's program is unique in that professors and students have a close working relationship. The fact that the professors are leading researchers in their field makes for an education rooted in experience. In our student-run labs, you have the opportunity to be involved with projects as well as research with professors.

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Admission requirements

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Common application (
  • Official secondary school transcript, marks sheets, and national exam scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of your current passport
  • SAT or ACT score reports
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  • Duolingo English Test score 115

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Program content

The computer science program consists of 46 credit hours out of the total 120 credit hours required for a bachelor's degree. This leaves flexibility for you to take a minor or pursue your other interests while in school. Take courses such as :

  • Software Design and Development
  • Parallel Programming
  • Artificial Intelligences
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mixed reality
  • Blockchain Technologies

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Continuing studies

As a computer science graduate, you will have the opportunity to work as a software developer who designs, implements, tests and maintains computer software. You can also work as an information technology specialist who deploys and manages information technology, including computer systems, computer networks, database systems and web technologies.

Clarkson has a great relationship with IBM, the leading employer of computer science graduates. Some of our best students go to work at places like Google. Recent graduates have also been hired by cyber security firms, among other places, such as

  • AIS, Rome, N.Y.
  • Ajilon Service Inc.
  • Amazon
  • Anderson Consulting
  • AOL
  • APPLIX Corp.
  • Catholic University of America
  • CBSI, Middletown, Conn.
  •, Burlington, Vt.
  • George Mason University
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MathWorks, Boston, Mass.
  • Microsoft
  • Mozilla
  • National Security Agency
  • Raytheon
  • GE
  • Sandia National Lab
  • Syracuse Research Corp.
  • U.S. Air Force
  • VMWare

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About this institute

Clarkson University

Over our 120+-year history, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you design your rigorous academics, research and social life to intentionally collide with your own personal passions to create a powerful learning experience.  If you like to roll-up your...

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Why study at Clarkson University

  • Top 10 in the nation for universities that increase salaries the most.
  • A Clarkson degree will increase your earnings by 42% on average (Brookings Institute).
  • The newly renovated Cheel Campus Center and Arena offers state-of-the-art features, including fitness and gym space, and ice hockey facilities.

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Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave
13699 Potsdam New York
United States of America

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