Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Dakota State University

Program Details

The Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is at the heart of Dakota State University’s mission to integrate future technology into our academic programs. Our computer science program stresses the technical and theoretical development of computer programs and systems giving you a strong foundation for a career in software design, software engineering, systems programming or applications programming. Students are able to select from higher level computer information systems or computer science courses to help hone their skills and specialize in specific areas. Small online class sizes assure that students receive individual attention. 


First time freshmen under the age of 24 must meet one of three of the following requirements: ACT composite score (18 or above), or SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading (sub-score of 870 or above); cumulative 2.6 GPA (4.0 scale) or higher; rank in upper 60% of high school graduating class.

Prerequisite courses in English, math, laboratory science, social science, fine arts, and computer science are also recommended in order to be accepted into a bachelor’s program.

For students over the age of 24: must have graduated from high school, completed the GED with a combined score of a minimum of 2250 and a minimum of 410 on each test, or met state requirements for the high school equivalency certificate.

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission