International Year One in Computer Science

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in computer science will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor's degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Key information

  • 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.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class hours

9-13 hours per week

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

14

Award

This program leads to the bachelor's degree in Computer Science at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Why The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

  • With a degree in Computer Science, you can design programs to track medical epidemics, analyze climate data, or track voter behavior.
  • Students will have access to computing laboratories equipped with Microsoft Windows-based workstations, and specialized laboratories for networking using LINUX/Intel workstations.
  • The department sponsors seminars on cutting-edge research led by guest lecturers along with local graduate students and faculty.
  • Students choose from one- to three-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to UAB provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Dates & fees

January 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 8 January 2020 to Fri 1 May 2020

Mon 11 May 2020 to Fri 7 August 2020

$25,530

May 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 6 May 2020 to Fri 14 August 2020

Mon 24 August 2020 to Fri 11 December 2020

$25,530

Program grid

International Year One in Computer Science
Program Length
January 8, 2020
May 6, 2020
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

Language Requirements

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44+, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 30-33 credit hours apply from Pathway 90-87 credit hours remaining toward degree

ELI 101
Academic Writing *
3
ELI 102
Academic Reading *
3
ELI 203
Academic English Listening and Speaking *
3
ANTH 101
Cultural Anthropology
3
MA TBD
Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 15-16
ELI 205
English Skills for Academic Success *
3
CMST 101
Public Speaking
3
CAS 112/FYE TBD
Success in College/Freshman Year Experience
1
CH 115
General Chemistry I
4
CS 103 or MA TBD
Intro to Computation or Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 14-15
Program Information
Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses; No grades of I or W permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Lab fees may apply.

Online courses fees may apply.

Must complete MA 105 before students can take CS 103.

Hours taken in the summer may be fewer than listed due to summer pacing and/or course offerings.

MA TBD: Depending on Math Placement test.

CAS 112/FYE TBD: Depends on availability of Freshman Year Experience courses.

CH 115: Students also need to register for CH 116: Chemistry Lab; must meet math requirements to take CH 115/116.

Must complete MA 105 before students can take CS 103.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Computer Science-B.A.

C or better in all courses; No grades of I or W permitted.

Minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Computer Science-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I or W permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available

Dates & fees

August 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 18 August 2020 to Fri 11 December 2020

Mon 11 January 2021 to Fri 30 April 2021

*

January 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 6 January 2021 to Fri 30 April 2021

*

May 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Wed 5 May 2021 to Fri 13 August 2021

Mon 23 August 2021 to Fri 10 December 2021

*

Program grid

International Year One in Computer Science
Program Length
August 18, 2020
January 6, 2021
May 5, 2021
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; Minimum 2.0 GPA or 55% Gaokao score in each province.

Language Requirements

TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Duolingo 90, or GaoKao 110.

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 30-33 credit hours apply from Pathway 87-90 credit hours remaining toward degree

ELI 101
Academic Writing *
3
ELI 102
Academic Reading *
3
ELI 203
Academic English Listening and Speaking *
3
ANTH 101
Cultural Anthropology
3
MA TBD
Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 15-16
ELI 205
English Skills for Academic Success *
3
CMST 101
Public Speaking
3
CAS 112/FYE TBD
Success in College/Freshman Year Experience
1
CH 115
General Chemistry I
4
CS 103 or MA TBD
Intro to Computation or Math course based on testing
3-4
Total 14-15
Program Information
Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 80% Minimum in all required ELI courses. C or better in all courses; No grades of I or W permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Lab fees may apply.

Online courses fees may apply.

Hours taken in the summer may be fewer than listed due to summer pacing and/or course offerings.

MA TBD: Depending on Math Placement test.

CAS 112/FYE TBD: Depends on availability of Freshman Year Experience courses.

CH 115: Students also need to register for CH 116: Chemistry Lab; must meet math requirements to take CH 115/116.

Must complete MA 105 before students can take CS 103.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Computer Science-B.A.

C or better in all courses; No grades of I or W permitted.

Minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

Computer Science-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of I or W permitted.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative UAB GPA

80% Minimum in all required ELI courses.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available