Computer Science (minor)

Online Computer Science Program

The minor in computer science provides you with a fundamental understanding of the computer and the basics of the development of computer applications.

Not all online computer science programs are equal when it comes to curriculum. ODU's program is scientifcally and mathematically intensive in order to produce qualified and talented graduates.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Computing I & II;
  • Introduction to UNIX/Linus;
  • Advanced Data Structures, or Advanced Object Oriented Programming and Design;
  • and two upper level CS electives. 

Please visit the department’s web site for more curriculum details.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $299
Students living outside of Virginia $314
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $838


Rates are effective Fall 2014 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.

Admission Information

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. You will need to be accepted into ODU as an undergraduate degree-seeking student.

All ODU undergraduate distance learning programs are degree completion programs.

Learning Environment

Courses are 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.