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 fall 2018. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1, and classes start Sept. 20.

A degree built for the future 

Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) offers an undergraduate program that is geared to individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in any field, so no previous computer science training is required. The program is delivered entirely online by OSU Ecampus.

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In this online degree program, students gain knowledge and skills in programming fundamentals, software engineering, computer systems and networking, mobile and web development, and user interfaces. Build a rewarding career by merging these skills with your previous bachelor’s degree, essentially creating unlimited career possibilities in fields such as medicine, business and entertainment.

A timeline tailored to you

  • 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.

Advantages of an Oregon State University online degree

  • 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 counseling, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.


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