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.
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:
Transfer Student Admissions and Transfer Credit Guide
You should apply as a transfer student if you have attempted a minimum of 7 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 2020-2021 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2020-2021 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Semester Block Rate Tuition and Fees based on 15 hours
* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2020-2021 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