Computer Science (BSCS)

Online Computer Science Degree

Computer ScienceStudies in computer science range from theory through experimental techniques to engineering methodology. In this online computer science degree program, you will be exposed to the broad theoretical basis of computer science as well as a strong laboratory component designed to help you understand how to apply your education to real world problems. You'll be engaged in projects that investigate each stage of problem solving.

Graduates of our online computer science degree program benefit from a strong conceptual and demonstration based curriculum founded with hands-on laboratory experiences.

This degree's rewards do not come without hard work and dedication. It is scientifically and mathematically intensive in order to produce qualified and talented graduates. The number of students lured by the promise and implied simplicity of the internet and computer games quickly find that they are not prepared for the level of rigor required to be successful.


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Map out your education with this program's Long Range Schedule (PDF).

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student and ENGL 110C credit.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.


Partnerships  Save time, save money, and earn guaranteed acceptance into ODU. Earn your associate's degree at a community college and complete a bachelor’s degree online at Old Dominion.

You also may be able to get your associate’s degree online from John Tyler Community College or Northern Virginia Community College. Thanks to our partnerships, your entire undergraduate program could be completed online! Click to learn more.

Computer Science Careers

  • Application developer in Intelligence, Warehousing, Information Delivery, Maintenance.
  • Project Manager
  • Software Designer
  • Specialist in databases or client-server solutions
  • Systems Administrator Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Hardware specialist
  • Trainer
  • Customer/Product Support
  • Technical Writer
  • Systems architect
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Web developer

Learning Environment

Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.