Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

Marshall University

Program Description

Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

Marshall University

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

INTO Marshall Undergraduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter the second year of Marshall University's competitive undergraduate degree program in computer science.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a undergraduate degree program in computer science at Marshall University, you might find work as a:

  • Computer systems specialist
  • Programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer

Pathways

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 31 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 89 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic Listening and Speaking
  • Academic Reading
  • Freshman First Class
  • Calculus I*
  • Computer Science I

Semester 2

  • Academic English and Composition
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Calculus II*
  • Computer Science II

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 17 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 103 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • Academic English and Composition
  • Music in Society/Intro to Visual Art/Theater Appreciation
  • Calculus I*
  • Computer Science I

*Math placement will be determined by the score achieved on a Department of Mathematics placement test. Students who place below MTH 132 Pre-Calculus will be required to substitute some Pathway courses, which may extend the time necessary to complete the program.

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Marshall University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • Minimum of 2.0 GPA in Pathway program
  • No I grades in a class
  • Grade of C or better in all classes

You are fully admitted to Marshall University provided you have successfully completed conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway program and submitted all required admission credentials.

Progression Advising

The Marshall Progression Advisor is available to assist as you transition from INTO Marshall to full Marshall University admission. From helping with paperwork to ensuring you've completed your required courses, the Progression Advisor is ready to help you throughout the process.

Does this program lead to further study?

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Computer Science Pathway program, you will be ready to start your second year in an internationally-recognized, research-based computer science program. Marshall's Computer Science department prepares profession-ready graduates to lead in an innovation economy. The Undergraduate Computer Science Pathway program assures you a place in Marshall University's bachelor's degree in computer science.

How will a Marshall University degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

At the end of the first year, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken English
  • Confidently interact with professors and fellow students in a US classroom setting
  • Understand research, reference and citation standards for American academic papers
  • Use on-campus technology including computer hardware and software
  • Read, comprehend and critically evaluate academic texts and problems
  • Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures

Key course facts

Course length: 1-2 semesters (each semester is an average of 14 weeks long)

Start dates: January, May, August

Tuition/Fees: 2017-18: 1-Semester from $11,960; 2-Semester from $20,810

Careers: Computer Systems Specialist, Programmer, Systems Analyst or Web Developer

Entry requirements

Age: No requirement

Academic: 2.0 high school GPA

English language:

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores) or Password Overall Level 6 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 with no grades below C

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 78 or IELTS 6.0 or completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 31, 2018
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1 - 2 semesters
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11,960 USD
: 1 semester; from $20,810: 2 semesters
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USA - Huntington, West Virginia
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