University of South Carolina, Aiken – BS

Computer Science

BS(Computer Science) in South Carolina, Aiken - 2 Years in India + 2 Years in USA

About University of South Carolina

Building partnerships has been the cornerstone of the University of South Carolina Aiken since its inception in 1961.
It was then that the citizens of the Aiken community voiced the need for a local institution of higher education. In a true demonstration of grassroots politics, the community rallied to show their support for a college to be founded in the area.
Through state legislation, a governing board was formed, the Aiken County Commission for Higher Education, which continues to oversee the University’s mission.


The campus is located on 453 acres (183 ha) in Aiken, 18 miles (29 km) from Augusta, Georgia, and 60 miles from Columbia, South Carolina.

City Conditions

A trip to Aiken means getting outdoors, experiencing history, meandering through beautiful parks and bustling shopping. As you explore Aiken you will notice a thriving downtown that has much to offer. Aiken hosts world-class equestrian events and all sorts of festivals. In Aiken there’s always something new to discover.
Aiken is the perfect Southern travel destination with something for everyone!


Pacer Commons offers apartment style housing with double rooms and single rooms.
Pacer Down offers apartment housing as double rooms and double as single rooms for upperclassmen and graduate students.

Indian Student Association:

The University of South Carolina has its own Indian student association. They provide a support system for current and new Indian students at the University. While travelling to a new country can be daunting to say the least, they provide assistance in becoming part of the larger community. They also offer an exchange of culture, ideas and tradition between the Indian students and other American and International Students at the university via various social and cultural programs throughout the year!

Why Choose University of South Carolina Aiken ?

The University of South Carolina (USC) Aiken is well-known for its ranking as a top public college each year by US News and World Report. USC Aiken was honoured with that ranking again for 2022 for the 24th year in a row! USC Aiken provides all of the benefits of a large university, but in a personal setting.

Public University

Advantages of State Public University

Internship Opportunities

Co- op options allows students to take real life work experience

Modern Facilities

200 acres campus with most modern amenities

Almost 100% Placements

Students from Computational science are recruited by TOP MNCs like IBM, AT&T etc

Generous Scholarship

Generous Scholarship to deserving students

Industry Linkages

USCB has strong linkages with Local Business Community

About Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Computational Science is a field of applied Computer Science in which computing theories and software techniques are used to serve and advance many disciplines, including science, engineering, social science, and business.

Program Structure

Applied Computer Science students learn how to work with data structures, algorithmic design, information security, and software engineering. Majors take courses in discrete maths and survey calculus. The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science has three options: traditional Applied Computer Science, Applied Gaming, and Cybersecurity.

Excellent Career Opportunities

A wide range of corporate, government, and non-profit organisations employ graduates of Computational Science programs, including Boeing, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace Corporation, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, South Carolina bio fabrication industry, Gulfstream, and many others. Computational Science students are also strong candidates for graduate programs.

BS [Computer Science ]

Semester Course Name Type
Semester 1 Imperative Programming Core
Digital Electronics Core
Operating Systems Core
Discrete Mathematics Core
Communication Skills Ability Enhancement Skill Course
Imperative Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Digital Electronics Practical Core Subject Practical
Operating Systems Practical Core Subject Practical
Discrete Mathematics Practical Core Subject Practical
Communication Skills Practical Core Subject Practical
Semester 2 Object oriented Programming Core
Microprocessor Architecture Core
Web Programming Core
Numerical and Statistical Methods Core
Green Computing Ability Enhancement Skill Course
Object oriented Practical Core Subject Practical
Microprocessor Architecture Practical Core Subject Practical
Web Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Numerical and Statistical Methods Practical Core Subject Practical
Green Computing Practical Ability Enhancement Skill Course Practical
Semester 3 Python Programming Skill Enhancement Course
Data Structures Core
Computer Networks Core
Database Management Systems Core
Applied Mathematics Core
Python Programming Practical Skill Enhancement Course Practical
Data Structures Practical Core Subject Practical
Computer Networks Practical Core Subject Practical
Database Management Systems Practica Core Subject Practical
Mobile Programming Practical Core Subject Practical
Semester 4 Core Java Skill Enhancement Course
Introduction to Embedded Systems Core
Computer Oriented Statistical Techniques Core
Software Engineering Core
Computer Graphics and Animation Core
Core Java Practical Skill Enhancement Course
Introduction to Embedded Systems Practical Core Subject Practical
Computer Oriented Statistical Techniques Practical Core Subject Practical
Software Engineering Practical Core Subject Practical
Computer Graphics and Animation Practical Core Subject Practical
Semester5 & 6 Software Engineering CORE
Operating Systems CORE
Data Communication and Computer Networksg CORE
Network security CORE
Database System Design CORE
Semester7 & 8 Ethical Hacking CORE
Secure Software Engineering CORE
Cyber Defence and Digital Forensics CORE
Capstone CORE
YEAR 3&4 Elective(FREE)
CSCI elective
Sem 5&6 Object Oriented Programming ( java) CORE
Intro to Software Eng CORE
Sensation and Perception CORE
Design and Dev Tools-1 CORE
COMM 201/241 CORE
Computer Graphics CORE
Intro to Haptics CORE
Sem 7&8 POLI 201, HIST201,202 CORE
Social Behaviour Science CORE
Capstone CORE
Humanities CORE
Foreign Language CORE
Introduction to software engineering CORE
Data Comm & Computer Networks CORE
Programming Language Structures CORE
Computer Graphics CORE
Database Management Systems CORE
Humanities CORE
POLI 201,HIST 201,202 CORE
SEM 7 & 8 Database Programming for CS CORE
1 Humanities CORE
1 Natural science CORE
Capstone CORE
1 Humanities CORE
1 Natural Science CORE


Tuition & Living Expense

Year Fees Type
1st Year ₹10000 Enrollment fees
₹3,75,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
2nd Year ₹3,75,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
3rd Year USD $24,000 Estimated Tuition fee
USD $7,000 Estimated Living expense
4th Year USD $24,000 Estimated Tuition fee
USD $7,000 Estimated Living expense

Addition expenses

Particulars Tentative Expense
Health Insurance
IELTS Registration $190
VISA fees $160
Airfare $850


USC Aiken has several scholarship opportunities available for current international students. These awards are dependent on donor funds and may not be available from year to year. Applications open May 1. Deadlines for renewal requests are June 1, and August 1 for new applicants. In Additional Vidyalankar students are granted a scholarship of approx $12,000 per year.

  • Eligible Scholarships:-

    • Cecelia A. Reynolds Scholarship
    • Garcia International Scholarship Fund
    • Thomas C. Hobbs Memorial Multicultural Endowed Scholarship

Course Co-Ordinator

Prachi Mahajan

Assistant Professor

Information Technology

One of my earliest childhood memories is of me pretend playing ‘teacher-teacher’ with my friends. Later all through my school and college, I was fortunate enough to get teachers who believed in me and helped me focus on learning. I strongly believe that this shaped my outlook towards learning anything new. I believe in understanding completely anything that I undertake and that reflects in my teaching philosophy too. I decided to pursue MCA after completing my BSc in Statistics.

After working for almost a decade in the industry on a variety of projects, I gained quite a lot of practical experience and it helped me to apply all that I had learned in college. Coming from a family of teachers; my grandparents and parents have been outstanding teachers themselves, I always believed that I had it in me too. I felt that through teaching, I would be able to share my experiences with students and help them understand the real-life relevance of the subjects that they were studying. I have always been interested in teaching subjects related to Operating Systems, Security, and Networking. I have always strived to keep myself updated through various faculty development programs, online courses, workshops, and such.

Working on any project is the best way to gain hands-on experience while you are still in college. Staying true to my aim, I involve myself with students to work on projects and research papers. I have been successful in facilitating students to showcase their ideas and project models through research papers and project exhibitions. It has been a privilege to guide students on out-of-the-box projects for more than four years. I would like to proudly mention that one of the projects by my students won the ‘Best Social Impact Project Award’ by CSI at the TechNext India 2019 Awards. Whenever I feel overwhelmed by my duties, I seek refuge in cooking something different for my family, tending to my balcony garden, or simply unwinding with a book. Being with nature rejuvenates me and hence when I get the chance, I travel. I believe that finding time for our hobbies helps us to find ourselves and teaches us many more things that we may not learn in a classroom.




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