Computer Science – Online Minor

Computing skills you can apply to any field

No matter what your major is, earning a minor in computer science online with Oregon State will give you a competitive advantage over your peers in the job market.

Offered by OSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, this program provides a wealth of knowledge and skills that are in high demand in virtually every industry, from business and education to agricultural sciences and health care.

Learn from experts in the field and stand out

All computer science courses in this program are developed and taught by Oregon State instructors who are working experts in the computing industry. After you complete lower-division required courses, an EECS advisor will help you declare your computer science minor.

Want to earn a computer science degree?

If you're interested in earning a full degree in computer science online, Oregon State offers two options. You can pursue a bachelor's degree, or if you already have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, you can enroll in OSU’s online postbaccalaureate CS program.


In this 32-credit minor program, you'll take courses that teach theory, problem-solving skills and programming. Complete curriculum details are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Data structures
  • Web development
  • Computer architecture
  • Applied robotics
  • Website multimedia
  • Social and ethical issues
  • Software engineering

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their expertise, research and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • As an Oregon State Ecampus student, you’ll receive the same certificate and transcript as OSU’s on-campus students.