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Why study Computer Science online through OSU?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program helps students develop skills in the design, implementation and testing of computer programs. Students graduating from OSU’s computer science program are hired into various industries including energy, medical software, aeronautics, national defense, finance/banking, computer development and IT. The curriculum begins with a strong foundation in an object-oriented programming language to establish good programming practices.


The College of Arts and Sciences offers comprehensive online degrees to fit your busy schedule. Using the latest technologies, we put computer science courses within reach for students who are not able to attend classes on campus or commit to full-time, face-to-face enrollment due to the time constraints of working full-time and raising a family. OSU uses Canvas for our learning management system. Canvas hosts your online courses and content. From lectures to discussions to submitting assignments, all course interaction can be completed entirely online. All you need is the necessary discipline and access to computer capabilities. All instructors who teach online learning courses are the same quality faculty who teach on-campus courses.


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Courses provide further instruction in computer systems, data structures and operating systems. Computer science electives offer opportunities to focus on skills such as computer security, mobile applications, database systems and more. Students will build a strong mathematical background through Calculus I, II and III, as well as Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics and Numerical Methods.


Find admission requirements for online, freshman, international, readmission, concurrent and other students here:


Undergraduate Admissions

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Transfer Student Admissions and Transfer Credit Guide

You should apply as a transfer student if you have attempted a minimum of seven semester hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school. Want to know what credits transfer? Check out the Transfer Credit Guide.



OSU offers undergrad online degree programs at a block rate tuition structure which means students taking 12-18 hours will be charged the same block rate whether they take 12 to 18 hours in a semester. This helps students shorten the time to earn their degrees and assists with financial budgeting. Additionally, OSU accepts transfer credit and all undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the university and college. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $421.40 $938.75
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,264.20 $2,816.25
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours $6,321.00 $14,081.25

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer


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