This program in computer science is geared to individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in any field, so no previous computer science training is required. The goal of the program is to provide a degree to students from diverse academic backgrounds to enter the computer science field which has a high demand for skilled professionals. The program is offered by the School of EECS and delivered by Oregon State’s Ecampus.
Unique and Flexible Features
- Students take 60 credits of computer science courses in order to graduate. No general education courses are required.
- All the courses in the program are offered every term, so students can start any term.
- Students can choose from a variety of track plans including 1-year, 1.5-year, 2-year, 3-year and 4-year track options.
Career Exploration and Networking
The program integrates and emphasizes career development through projects, weekly newsletters and career networking opportunities with company recruiters.
Twice a year the online students can attend a Career Showcase where they have the opportunity to interact with industry recruiters from over 20 companies. The full gamut of industry is represented — from large established companies to start-ups, in areas as diverse as healthcare to entertainment.
Since its inception in June 2012, there have been 300 graduates of the program. Graduates are employed as software engineers, software developers, systems engineers, and product specialists at companies like Boeing, Disney, Garmin, and Hewlett Packard.