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Professional Computer Science B.S. Degree – Graduate Success

Since its inception in June 2012, there have been over 400 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. Here are a few of graduates:

 

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Myles Chatman, software engineer at Hackers/Founders 
First degree: cinema

“With this degree, I envision so many possibilities out there that will present so many challenges. I’ve always enjoyed a challenge in life.” more...

 
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David Martinez, web applications developer at HerdDogg
Former profession: newspaper reporter and photographer

“I really enjoy being able to set my own pace with this degree,” he says. “I’ve been taking two classes each term and that has allowed me to continue to work full-time.” more...

 

Eric Byers, aviation software engineer with Garmin, Salem, Oregon
First degree: business administration, aviation management, entrepreneurship

 
Jennifer Burns

Jennifer Burns, graduate student at Carnegie Mellon
First degree: music education

"Now, being able to get the internships, a full-time job, and acceptance to Carnegie Mellon — I never expected this to happen. I feel like I’ve always worked hard but finally the hard work is starting to pay off." more...

 

Chauncy Faulkner, software engineer with Slalom Consulting, Portland, Oregon
First degree: psychology

"The post-bacc Computer Science program at OSU was intense, but it taught me that I can learn hard things and now I'm in my dream job and feel prepared to tackle tough projects at work."

 
Mollie Holmes

Mollie Holmes, firmware engineer at Hewlett Packard, San Diego, California
First degrees: art and math

"Designing and debugging a program… reminded me of writing proofs, and I loved it. I finally found the intellectual stimulation that I craved." more...

 

Nicklas Knudson, computer engineer with the Army Corp of Engineers
First degree: biology

“I enjoy getting up in the morning because I have a job that I love, and I have an incredibly good work-life balance that I’ve never had before in my life. This program has improved the quality of my life immeasurably.” more...

 
Matt Staten talks about how OSU's online degree program changed his life.

Matt Staten, product specialist with Huron Consulting Group, Lake Oswego, Oregon
First degree: anthropology

“The online degree program allowed me to get a computer science degree in a short period of time and go from having several odd jobs unrelated to my degree, to starting a career.” more...

 

Bental Wong, software engineer with Hewlett Packard, Vancouver, Washington
First degree: business

“I found my true calling.” more...