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Computer Science

“Computer Science is the discipline that seeks to build a scientific foundation for such topics as computer design, computer programming, information processing, algorithmic solutions of problems, and the algorithmic process itself. It provides the underpinnings for today’s computer applications.”

(J. Glenn Brookshear)

Computer scientists are needed in many different emerging companies and fields today. There are great advances in the technology and creation of hardware in many different fields, but it is the computer scientist that helps these new tools perform.  

The Computer Science (CS) program at OSU is a leading program in the state of Oregon and will help prepare you for a variety professions, research, and graduate degrees.

The CS program has 4 different options for students to choose for a BS or BA* degree:

Computer Systems Option

Information Systems Option

Applied Option

Web and Mobile Web Software Development Option at OSU-Cascades

Students may also choose a Computer Science Minor

*The CS program naturally grants a BS degree, but the BA degree is available if a student wants to complete the foreign language requirements.