Undergraduate Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Applied Options:

  • Software Engineering: Prepares students for a path toward becoming an employed software engineer. Students learn how to build maintainable, scalable real-world software systems, with additional courses in software development, machine learning, and web/mobile software.
  • Web & Mobile Software Development: Prepares students to start their own software business, or join a software startup. Students learn about entrepreneurship, how businesses manage projects, and financial operations.

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate core: 32-38 credits
  • Computer Science: 97 credits
  • Applied Computer Science Option: 32 credits (option required)
  • Electives if needed to meet the 180 credits, at least 60 upper division credits

Degree Checklists and Guides

Computer Science Curriculum Checklist
College of Engineering Undergrad Policy Manual

Sample Curriculum

The Software Engineering path prepares students for the field of software engineering. Students take SE 201, SE 303, SE 467/8, and electives such as machine learning, defense against the dark arts, mobile software development, cloud application development, and network security.

The Web and Mobile Software Development path prepares students to start their own software business or join a software startup. Students take ECON 201, BA 260, CS 466, CS 492, CS 478 and electives such as accounting, managing organizations, intro to financial management and project management.

All information is a sample plan and may be tailored to meet each individual student’s academic background, needs and goals. All information is subject to change.

Computer Science: Software Engineering Sample Curriculum (PDF)
Computer Science: Web and Mobile Software Development Sample Curriculum (PDF)


Computer Science Minor (36 credits)

A minor in computer science can open up opportunities for employment in the software development industry, but also in many areas including healthcare, business, science, medicine, graphics, utilities and education. Courses will teach theory, problem-solving skills and to program.

Computer Science Minor Curriculum Checklist

Four-Year Sample Plan

A degree pathway is important to student success. To help you explore your major coursework, and for you to begin the process of creating an individualized academic plan we have created a sample plan for the computer science major. These plans also include academic and co-curricular opportunities ideas for each academic year.

This is a sample plan intended for informational purposes only. Students will work with their OSU academic advisor to create degree plan that works best for each computer science student.

Computer Science: Software Engineering Four-Year Sample Plan (PDF)
Computer Science: Web and Mobile Software Development Four-Year Sample Plan (PDF)