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
$487 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

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

Now accepting students for spring 2019. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, and classes start April 1.

A degree built for the future 

Earn your postbaccalaureate computer science degree online from Oregon State University to combine robust computer science skills with your previous bachelor’s degree and pursue unlimited career possibilities.

While working at Tesla, Albert Diaz pursued a degree in computer science online with OSU Ecampus. The support from his family, classmates and faculty made it possible. Watch the video and read more »

Offered by Oregon State's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), this undergraduate program is geared to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field, so no previous computer science training is required for you to switch career paths. The course work is delivered entirely online by nationally ranked OSU Ecampus.

Join a highly engaged learning community, one where you'll be supported by Oregon State faculty and advisors as well as a worldwide network of classmates. 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. 

A timeline tailored to meet your needs

  • The program offers flexible academic plans that are designed to give you options as you manage rigorous course work and life's other priorities. Make your choice based on time commitments to your work and personal life as well as prior exposure to computer science.
  • The intense one-year academic plan is for those who can be full-time students online.
  • Because this is a postbaccalaureate program, students take only the required courses for computer science. 
  • Students can start any term: summer, fall, winter or spring. (Note: Applications for the one-year academic plan are accepted in fall, winter and spring terms only. Learn more about the program's application deadlines.)
  • To enable all the students to accelerate their studies, an "introduction to computer science" course, CS 165, is offered for 8 credits. The course is a combination of introductory courses CS 161 and CS 162, which offer the foundational knowledge for the program. 
  • Please note: This program is very rigorous. You must be resilient and exhibit keen time management skills in order to succeed.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All program courses are developed and taught by Oregon State employees who are experts in their field.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • 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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