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BS in Computer Science in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The BS in Computer Science is a four-year degree program that focuses on the study of computer algorithms and its implementation through computer software and hardware. It also equips students with proficiency in designing, writing, and developing computer programs and computer networks; as well as intricacies of software applications, data processing, web development, programming, and computer architecture.

Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who wish to pursue a degree in BS in Computer Science are encouraged to take the Information and Communication Technology strand. The strand equips students with basic topics on illustration, web design, animation, technical drafting, and computer programming.

Subjects and Curriculum

  • Programming Languages
  • Database Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • Web Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Admission Requirements


  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Computer Science are expected to be able to:

  • Analyze complex problems and create an appropriate solution
  • Design and develop computing solutions
  • Utilize modern computing tools and skills
  • Apply information technology concepts and practices
  • Integrate information technology-based solutions

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in IT firms and corporations, any government or private institutions. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.

Board Exam

The BS in Computer Science does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Computer Science may pursue a career path in IT firms and corporations, any government or private institutions. They may apply as a computer support specialist, computer hardware troubleshooter, software tester, computer programmer, web developer, mobile web developer, computer data encoder, database programmer, software developer, and computer professor.

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Reviews of BS in Computer Science graduates:

R. A.
◈ Studied BS in Computer Science
◈ At Polytechnic University of the Philippines
◈ Graduated 2013

list bulletWhy did I choose Computer Science: Well, it's kind of stupid. I didn't know that BSIT was offered in our university. But either I chose BSCS or BSIT, I was really fond of computers. Considering that we are in the IT era, I studied BSCS in order to land a good job in the always evolving IT industry.

list bulletAbout my college education: It was difficult for me. No background in computer programming and poor Math skills, it has been a hell of a ride in BSCS for me. I just think you got to have the right mindset, a set of friends that keeps your stress levels in check, good decision making and time management skills. Work hard and smart. I don't know in other schools but BSCS in PUP requires more than just wits. You need to be determined. Focus and efficiency are keys.

list bulletMy current job: Unfortunately, I am unemployed right now. I am currently sponsored for permanent residency in Canada and there are legal impediments that will affect my sponsorship if I work here in the Philippines. Right now I am pursuing a Master's Degree in Information Technology to compensate for my lack of job experience.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Computer Science: Computer programmers are always in demand so I suggest you get this course, study hard and graduate on time if possible. It will be hard, but the challenge will make you enjoy your salary.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Be prepared guys. It's not about sending emails or browsing the Internet or word processing or learning to use specific application programs. NO. It's much more than that. Do research on the field first so you can be sure if you want it or not.
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