Bachelor of Science in USA Courses & Colleges

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Akanksha Malhotra Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Sep 5, 2022 18:29 IST

The United States (US) is one of the top destinations to study Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree abroad. More than 415 US universities provide BSc as a 4-year program. The country offers many BSc specializations to international students. BSc, as a course, deals with various kinds of subjects related to Science. The average salary of a BSc Graduate in the US is $74,000 per year. 

A BSc degree from the US is recognized globally. Because of the world-renowned universities, academic flexibility, career opportunities, culture and campus life, and help and support given to international students, the US has emerged as a leading country that provides quality education. 

BSc in USA Highlights 

Particulars Statistics
Total no. of BSc colleges in the US  415+ approx
BSc cost in the USA Rs 35.46 lakhs (total average cost for the 1st year) 
Top Specializations Bachelor in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics,  Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
Exams required  IELTS, TOEFL, PTESAT

Top BSc Colleges in the US

International students can look at the top  BSc colleges in the US from the table given below. The QS World University Rankings are also given below. 

Colleges QS World University Rankings 2022 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  #1  
Stanford University #3  
Harvard University  #5  
Columbia University #19  
University of California - Berkeley  #32
New York University  #42
University of Southern Calfornia #112  
Purdue University #116
Texas A&M University  #168  

(Source: QS)

Cost of Studying BSc in the US

In the section, we have provided the average cost of studying BSc in the USA and the cost of living for international students. The total average first-year cost of studying BSc in the US is Rs 35.46 lakhs. This includes the average tuition fee of Rs 26.42 lakhs and the living expense of Rs 9.04 lakhs. Note that the living cost is subject to increase or decrease as per the lifestyle and preferred accommodation of the candidate. 

(Note: The average 1st-year tuition fee is based on 3358 BSc courses in the US. Whereas, the average living expense is based on the 1127 colleges in the US). 

(Source: studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Student Visa Cost for the US

The students who want to pursue BSc course in the USA need an F1 student visa. In General, there are 3 types of US study visas. This includes an F1 student visa, J1 visa, M1 visa. The application fee for the US study visa is USD 160. 

BSc in USA Eligibility Requirements

The students who are wishing to take admission to a BSc course in the USA must have to fulfill the basic requirements given below:

  • The students must have passed class 12th
  • English Language Proficiency Test score of IELTS, TOEFLPTE
  • The students must also have SAT scores

Work Permit After Studying Bachelor of Science in USA

There are various instances when the students are left wondering whether to stay back in the US after the completion of their studies or not. In order to get a post-study work visa for the US, international students can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completing their studies. OPT is a one-year work and stay-back permit given to international students on the completion of a degree program in the US. 

BSc Scholarships for USA

The students who want to apply for scholarships to study in the USA can check the list of the scholarships available on our website. Check some of the scholarships provided below:

BSc Jobs & Salaries for the US

Check the Bachelor of Science (BSc) jobs by salary in USA given in the table below. 

Job Title Average Salary 
Software Engineer $77,751
Software Developer $66,291
Senior Software Engineer $105,798
Project Engineer $64,923
Operations Manager  $65,151
Financial Analyst  $57,764
Project Type (Unspecified / General) $71,285

(Source: PayScale)

Popular Recruiters for BSc in the US

In this section, we are going to discuss the popular recruiters for BSc Graduates in the US. 

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation 
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amazon
  • The Boeing Company 
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • Microsoft Corp
  • Deloitte
  • EY (Ernst & Young)
  • Lockhead Martin Corp
  • Cisco Systems Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson

BSc in USA FAQs

Q. What is the duration of a BSc in the USA?

A. The duration of a B.Sc in the USA is 4 years. 

Q. List some of the universities that offer BSc course in the US?

A. Universities like Harvard University, Standford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Texas A&M Universities are some of the best universities that provides BSc in the US. 

Q. How can I lower my cost of studying in the US?

A. To lower the cost of studying in the US, you can choose to apply for part-time study along with your studies. International students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during an academic term. 

Q. Name some of the popular recruiters for BSc Graduates in the US. 

A. Some of the popular recruiters that hire BSc Graduates in the US are IBM, Amazon, Accenture, Deloitte, EY etc. 

Q. What is the total average fee to study BSc in the US?

A. The total average fee to study BSC in the US for the 1st year is Rs 35.46 lakhs. 

Q. What exam scores do I need to apply for the BSc course in the US?

A. To apply for the BSc courses in the US, you need to have IELTS / TOEFL / PTE and SAT scores. 

Q. Are there any scholarships to study BSc in the US?

A. Yes, there are various scholarships that will be available for international students to which they can apply in order to study. Some of the scholarships that can be availed are Hani Zeini scholarship, QS Undergraduate scholarship, Jared J. Davis Grant etc. 

Q. What are the specializations under Bachelor of Science courses in the US?

A. The specializations can be chosen as per the course availability in the US as per the student's choice. Some of the specializations under the BSc course are Bachelor in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Biological Science, Bachelor of Science in Public Health etc. 

Q. What will be the average salary provided to a BSc Graduate in the US?

A. According to PayScale, the average salary provided to BSc graduates in the US will be $74,000 per year. 

Q. Do I require a student visa to pursue BSc in the USA?

A. Yes, you are required to have a student visa in order to study BSc in the USA. The application fee to apply for a student visa is $160. 

Q. What is the minimum SAT score required by the universities to pursue BSc in the US?

A. The minimum SAT score required by the universities to pursue BSc in the US is 997.