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B.S./B.A. in Computer Science

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An IT and Data-Focused Computer Science Degree Online

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Small Classes Led by Faculty Experts

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  • Duration 4 years
  • Cost per Credit $316
  • Credit Hours 180

Program Benefits

  • Master programming languages
  • Faculty share cybersecurity, software development and engineering tips
  • Multiple transfer pathways
  • Positive career outlook with our career support services

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Enter Careers with a High-Tech, Low-Investment Computer Science Degree

Personalize your computer science degree online with 3-D graphics and animation, AI or an independent study. EOU’s program features the latest tech skills, programming languages and operating systems knowledge at an affordable price.

Focus on user interface design or big data while leveling up mathematics skills to prepare for a software development future.

Whether you desire to work in the private or public sector, you’ll emerge from the program with what you need to apply for computer science jobs as a programmer, analyst or software engineer, or advance your learnings by entering graduate school.

EOU’s expert faculty will guide and mentor you throughout your educational journey.

Computer Science Curriculum 

Core Curriculum

The online bachelor’s in computer science includes core credits, elective credits and math credits, in addition to general education requirements. Earn your B.A. with a foreign language requirement, or your B.S. with just 12 more science credits.

Core curriculum includes introductions to software, operating systems, database management plus algorithms and analysis. These are the skills needed in virtually every IT job.

Unique elective courses include new media, computing theory, 3-D graphics and animation, network administration and artificial intelligence. You can also take an independent study course for a specialized topic that you choose.

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Have Credits to Transfer?

The option to transfer credits makes your program more affordable and can help you get on the job sooner. We allow up to 135 credits from previous college coursework to be transferred into EOU. All EOU majors require a minimum of 20 EOU credits.

To see how your credits will transfer, use our Transfer Equivalency tool.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growing demand for computer and information technology professionals. The field is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2029, which is significantly faster than the average industry growth rate.¹ The online bachelor’s in computer science degree will prepare you for career success in this dynamic field that’s constantly expanding.

Discover the diverse professional opportunities that await you as a graduate with EOU Online.

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Program Outcomes

  • Design and develop software systems
  • Study industrial, scientific and commercial applications
  • Program with numerous operating systems
  • Develop and analyze algorithms
  • Analyze data using databases
  • Work with a variety of technologies
“Within six months of getting my degree, I got a job as a web developer. Most of my portfolio consisted of work that I did through EOU’s computer science program. Now, four years since I graduated, I am a support services analyst for one of the largest employers in the region with plenty of room for advancement.”
– Amy Hillecke, former student; Computer Science & Multimedia Studies

Tuition Details

We feature affordable tuition, especially when compared to similar universities. The total cost of your program (assuming no transfer credits) is $56,880. The cost per credit hour for EOU online undergraduate courses is $316.

About 92 percent of our online students benefit from financial aid and scholarships to cover part of these costs. 

E O U $5,155 versus Average Competitor $10,933

Per Term: Based on 18 credits. Costs for average competitors are estimations of state schools found on public university websites.

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Learn More About Your Financial Aid Options

Your education is an investment in your future. We take your commitment seriously and are here to support you in finding ways to pay for your degree.

Options to consider are:

  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Employer Benefits
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Admission Requirements

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What It’s Like to Study Online

Earning your degree online at Eastern Oregon University is a great opportunity because there are no on-campus requirements. You will have access to the same professors, content and opportunities as on-campus students, only in a creative digital format. Our professors work on campus and are professionals and experts who are trained to deliver innovative, engaging online education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about this program.

Yes, the bachelor’s in computer science can be completed 100 percent online, because there are no on-campus requirements.

Our diverse faculty have many areas of expertise and are made up of a mix of full-time and part-time professors.

We recently created this program for the online modality. Learn more about what to expect as an online student here.

The program has four start dates throughout the year in the summer, fall, winter and spring. Learn more.

The program does not offer a virtual open house at this time. 

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¹Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Sept. 1, 2020. Retrieved Feb. 2, 2021, from