Bachelor of Science Programs

Admissions

To apply for undergraduate admittance to Neumont, a potential student must submit the following documents for review by the Admission Committee:

  • Application for Admission
  • Application fee or official fee waiver request
  • Academic records, such as high school/college transcripts, GED, standardized test scores, AP/IB exam results, etc.

All students can expect to take courses or portions of courses online. All students, including both online and hybrid, will be required to complete an online readiness assessment during the admissions process.

Upon submission of all documents, the applicant’s file is scheduled for review by the Neumont Admission Committee. Applicants are evaluated for their academic potential, technical knowledge, and level of motivation. Official proof of high school graduation or the equivalent (GED) must be received to enroll and attend new student orientation.

Students may apply for admittance during all published admission periods. Applicants are informed of their application status after all information has been received and reviewed.

International Applicants

Neumont is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. An international application for admission is considered complete and ready for review when the documents and records have been received. Documents include a completed application signed, dated, and accompanied by a non-refundable international student application fee of $125. This fee must be drawn from a U.S. bank account, be an international money order, or be paid by credit card.

In order to satisfy the general admissions requirements listed above, foreign educational documents, including proof of high school graduation or its equivalent, must be submitted. Non-English transcripts and documents must be submitted in their original form, accompanied by a certified English translation. If the institution attended was not a U.S. institution, the transcript must be evaluated by a credential-evaluation service that is a member of NACES at the applicant’s own expense.

For a complete list of NACES credential evaluation services visit: www.naces.org.

Proven English language proficiency is required if English is not the applicant’s first language. The preferable method of proving English proficiency is official test results of the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

Applicants with TOEFL scores of at least 79 internet-based score (213 computer-based score or 550 paper-based score) or better will be considered for admission. In addition to, or in place of, the TOEFL exam, the institution, at its discretion, may require students to complete a telephone interview in English.

Official ACT or SAT test results are recommended.

Once these documents are complete, the application is submitted for review. Accepted applicants will then need to provide the following:

  • A current official bank statement from the bank (not just a receipt) showing sufficient U.S. dollar funds to cover expenses for an academic year of attendance at Neumont College.
  • F-1 students are required to provide proof of additional funds for each F-2 dependent.
  • If the applicant has a sponsor, the sponsor will need to complete the affidavit of support. Scholarship awards can be applied toward the certifying amount.

All international students who are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 student visa and who are transferring from another U.S. institution are required to submit a Transfer Eligibility Form prior to the issuing of the new I-20. All international student scholarships are contingent on meeting I-9 eligibility requirements and lawful F-1 status. Admitted, eligible students are issued an I-20 form from Neumont College of Computer Science. International applicants are encouraged to visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/.

Transfer Students

Neumont may award transfer credit from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for courses that meet our evaluation criteria. Courses taken at a foreign institution are accepted based on the report of a credential evaluation service. Credit may be accepted only for specific general education college-level courses in which a grade of 'C’ or higher was earned, upon receipt of an official transcript. The number of credits awarded for a course will not exceed the number of credits offered for the related Neumont course.

Required Degree Courses

For credit-by-examination of equivalent Neumont required degree courses, students may request to take a competency test for that specific course; more information is available in the Student Handbook. You must contact the Office of the Registrar for a current list of available competency tests.

Transferable Courses

Transfer credit for a required Neumont course must be comparable to the Neumont course for content and general outcome requirements. The Registrar will review the transcript and a course description in the original institution’s catalog or class syllabus for the time period the course was taken. The school may accept transfer credits to meet course requirements as long as the course is in a subject area offered at Neumont.

For information regarding transfer credits, see the Student Handbook.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Acceptance Policy

Neumont may award credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. For detailed information, please see the Student Handbook.

Military Credit

Programs at Neumont College of Computer Science are approved for veterans training. Neumont evaluates military experience for college credit, based upon the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and Air Force transcripts.

The Joint Services Transcript (JST) has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service member's military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. ACE supplies data that populates the JST and performs quality checks on the transcript.

Only courses, training or military experience that fulfill Neumont's general education requirement categories are evaluated from official JST or Air Force transcripts. Neumont follows the American Council on Education recommendations for military transfer credits.

For detailed information, please see the Student Handbook.

Concurrent Enrollment

Neumont accepts limited concurrent college-level general education credits. Students may transfer up to nine concurrent enrollment (CE) general education credits from other institutions, prior to graduating from Neumont. Institutions must be accredited or nationally recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Students wishing to participate in the CE program should declare their intention to do so prior to their withdrawal from Neumont.  

Official transcripts from the credit-granting institution are required for proof of course completion. The student bears all expenses for any courses taken at another institution.

Students are advised to verify potential credit transferability with the Registrar prior to enrollment at another institution. Decisions regarding transfer credit are made on a case-by-case basis. Previous transfer credit decisions do not guarantee future credit acceptance. Typically, CE credits include general education courses not unique to Neumont’s core curriculum that demonstrate academic rigor from accredited institutions.  A student must earn at least a 'C' for the credit to be transferable to Neumont.

Bachelor of Science Degree Program Overview

Introduction

Neumont takes pride in its systematic, industry-driven approach to education. Neumont's curriculum comprises elements of problem- and project-based learning, competency-based assessment, and active engagement to maximize the learning of each student.

Neumont offers five Bachelor of Science degrees in its undergraduate programs:

Project Courses

In project courses students are immersed in a hands-on, team-based learning environment. These projects expose students to large-scale problems with complex solutions which require teamwork and collaboration to successfully achieve results. In these courses students apply the subject matter competencies learned in other core courses. Additionally, students gain experience practicing the communication, collaboration, and leadership skills which are so crucial to the success of all Neumont graduates. These project courses, together with the core lecture courses, and the General Education courses, provide students a rich and challenging learning experience.

To ensure depth of instruction, and allow students to both learn concepts and apply them, Neumont pairs lecture and project courses that share the same learning objectives. Together, these paired lecture and project courses are considered a single prerequisite; a student must pass both in order to move into the next set of courses. Only one lecture and project course pair may be taken per quarter without Registrar approval.

Students work on internal projects while they are learning the intricacies of specific skills associated with their discipline. Internal software projects are controlled, designed, and structured by faculty to ensure student mastery of required competencies. In their final quarters, students participate in Enterprise Projects which expose students to external organizations with real business needs and constraints. These projects give students opportunities to learn in a variety of environments which they may encounter throughout their careers.

General Education Courses

General education courses provide students with a broad academic foundation in a variety of subject areas. These courses are designed to support core courses and learning objectives. Subjects for these courses focus on career skills, academic and personal growth, and a diversity of student interests.

Course Naming Conventions

All courses with numbers between 100 and 299 are considered lower-level courses. Courses numbered between 300 and 499 are upper-level courses, 500-600 are masters-level courses. The following naming conventions are used to identify all the categories of courses:

BIT Business Information Technology
BUS Business
CSC Computer Science
DBT Database Technology
ENG English
FAC Fine Arts and Communications
GAT Gaming Technology
HPE Health and Physical Education
HUM Humanities
IND Industrial Technology
ITH Information Technology
ITS Information Security
LIT Literature
LNG Language
MAT Mathematics
MGT Management
MOA Modeling and Analysis
MTM Multimedia
PRO Projects
PSC Physical and Biological Science
SSC Social Science

Bachelor of Science Course Descriptions