Credits required
60 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 60 quarter credits are equal to 40 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$549 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.S. in Computer Science – Online (Postbaccalaureate)

Now accepting students for spring 2023. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, and classes start April 3.

Your shortest path to a computer science career

Oregon State's postbaccalaureate computer science online program is geared toward individuals with a bachelor’s degree and a strong aptitude in mathematics. No previous computer science degree is required for you to switch career paths and pursue unlimited computer science opportunities.

While working at Tesla, Albert Diaz decided to advance his career by earning an Oregon State computer science degree online. Watch the video and read more »

This 60-credit program requires that you take only specified courses for computer science. You'll learn computer programming fundamentals, software engineering, computer systems and networking, mobile and web development, and user interfaces – giving yourself a wealth of knowledge and skills that are in high demand on the global job market.

Flexible academic plans tailored to meet your needs

Oregon State's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers flexible academic plans to help you manage rigorous online coursework, your personal life and work commitments. All required courses are offered every term so you can start fall, winter spring or summer. Electives vary which term they are offered.

The coursework is delivered entirely online by nationally ranked OSU Ecampus. While this program is very rigorous and you must be resilient and exhibit keen time management skills in order to succeed, you'll be supported by Oregon State faculty and advisors while engaged with a worldwide learning community.

Computer science postbaccalaureate FAQ

The School of EECS created an in-depth list of frequently asked questions about this program, with complete details about the application and admissions process, general degree information and more.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All program courses are developed and taught by Oregon State instructors who are working experts in the computer science industry.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

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