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.
  • Software Entrepreneurship: 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 Transfer Guides

Computer Science Curriculum Checklist

COCC Transfer Guides - for students planning to transfer from COCC to OSU-Cascades in Computer Science major.
Oregon Community College Transfer Guides - College of Engineering majors

Academic Progression Model

Academic Progression Model requires students to maintain a 2.5 OSU GPA and earn 65% of the credits they attempt at OSU. College-specific progression standards apply to all students in the College of Engineering. These standards relate to staying in good academic standing within your major and are different from staying in good standing with OSU.

Undergraduate Academic Progression Model

Sample Curriculum

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

The Software Entrepreneurship path prepares students to start their own software business or join a software startup. Students take 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: Software Entrepreneurship 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