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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.
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$499 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.
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B.S. in Computer Science – Online (Postbaccalaureate)


This is a postbaccalaureate program, meaning you will earn a second bachelor's degree after completing all degree requirements.

Admissions requirements

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  • A four-year bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum accumulated GPA of 2.75 in your existing Bachelor’s degree
  • Personal statement of 150 to 200 words describing how you meet the minimum requirements for admission and anything else you would like the committee to know.

Please keep in mind that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission since we have a highly competitive pool of applicants that exceed the admission requirements.

Math requirements

Applicants must have completed one or more of the following math requirements prior to admission. Please use OSU Transfer Course Search if you have questions regarding a math course equivalency.

Math courseOSU course equivalency and grade requirements⁺⁺
College Algebra/Pre-Calculus MTH 111 or MTH 112 with a B or above
Calculus or above MTH 241, MTH 245, MTH 251, MTH 252 and above with a C or above
AP Calculus Minimum test score of 3; must be on the transcript or submitted along with the application to OSU admissions

Writing and communication requirements

Domestic applicants must meet both writing and communication requirements prior to admission. If you have earned the equivalent to a U.S. master's degree or higher, then you meet the writing requirement. International applicants or domestic students with degrees that did not require English as the medium of instruction are required to demonstrate English proficiency with a passing TOEFL score.

Writing and communication coursesOSU course equivalency and grade requirements⁺⁺
Written English WR 121 with a C or above
Communication COMM 111 or COMM 114 with a C or above

⁺⁺ Courses unavailable or marked LDT or UDT on the transfer course search will go through an evaluation to verify their equivalence to OSU courses.

Note: According to university requirements, students cannot earn a post-baccalaureate degree in the same field of their prior degree.

Application process

Postbaccalaureate students: You will be seeking admission into the computer science major by applying as a distance postbaccalaureate student. According to university requirements, students cannot earn a postbaccalaureate degree in the same field of their prior degree.

International postbaccalaureate students: If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, but currently in the U.S. on any U.S. visa, please contact the Office of International Admissions before applying to a degree program. Please review the International Admission Requirements before submitting the application. Please contact the International Admissions Office if you have any questions.

Nondegree-seeking students: There is a petition process for taking courses. Please review the information for non-degree seeking students first before you apply for admission.

Departmental application deadlines

All the application materials must be received and reviewed for completion by the deadline date by Oregon State University’s Admissions Office. This includes the application and transcripts from all the colleges attended.

Term Deadline to applyAdmission decision release deadline*Admitted students: Date to expect invitation letter from EECS**
Fall   August 1 August 31 July 1 - August 31
Winter   November 1 December 15 October 1 - December 15
Spring   February 1 February 28 January 1 - February 28
Summer   May 1 May 31 April 1 - May 31

* Students will be notified of their admission status by the Office of Admissions. 
** Students are required to confirm their admission acceptance by completing the program enrollment surveys. The invitation letter from EECS includes information to sign up with an advisor and to receive registration PIN.

NOTE: If a deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.


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