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What is computer science?

Gain the knowledge and experience in programming languages to design original programs and apps via logistical thinking, persistent analytics and mathematic proficiency.

Why computer science at OSU?

Whether you're interested in designing video games or managing databases, majoring in computer science at OSU will provide you with the tools, knowledge and expertise to help. You’ll be able to study new methods of data management and new technologies in our Virtual Reality Laboratory, learn to program for Apple devices in the iMac Mobile App Laboratory and harness the capacity of the departmental server to complete assignments and conduct research.

Career Paths

Our graduates are prepared to enter the professional world and succeed. They acquire teamwork skills, communication skills and technical skills. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

3+3Law option for early admission

and the opportunity to complete your undergraduate and law degree in six years instead of seven


  • Courses available in computer security, video game design, app design and artificial intelligence
  • Opportunities to work with industry professionals for a better understanding of the market


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students. When you complete the OSU admission application, you are automatically considered for the university level scholarships. Students are also eligible for college level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria. The Computer Science Department offers departmental level scholarships for eligible students.

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