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University of California - Riverside

Riverside , California ,United States

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science major is designed to provide students with a broad background in science and humanities and to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of computing and modern computing technology. It prepares the student for professional work with computer systems as well as for graduate work in computer science.


Campus Information


Located in the 10th most populous county in the United States and California’s fastest-growing region, UC Riverside has much to offer. Its diverse, inclusive, and globally focused community reflects California’s many cultures and perspectives.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Regardless of whether you are a current member of the UCR family, or just considering joining us as a student, staff member or faculty, we have employment opportunities for you. UCR is the premier research university in Inland Southern California and we are seeking the best to join us. Come and explore your opportunities at UCR.

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To meet minimum requirements to be considered for UCR selection, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to 85 percent on a 100 percent scale). The assessment of a qualifying GPA is based on “a–g” courses (required high school/secondary classes) completed in years 10 and 11. If the high school/secondary school offers a different curriculum, your academic achievement will be based on that educational system’s grading scale.

If English is not the applicant’s native language or the language of instruction at school, English proficiency must be demonstrated in one of these ways:

  • Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 80 or higher (iBT).
  • Pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 60 or higher on the Paper Based Test (PBT).
  • Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or higher.
  • Score 560 or higher on the Writing section of the SAT or 31 or higher on the new SAT Writing and Language test.
  • Score 24 or higher on the combined ACT English/Writing or English Language Arts (ELA).
  • Achieve a score of 3, 4 or 5 on the AP Exam in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition.
  • Achieve a score of 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Examination in English (Language A).
  • Complete a transferable college course in English Composition with a C grade or better.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 51000 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
    Application Fee: 80 USD
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