About this Program

Computer science professionals are in high demand. The ODU BSCS program can prepare you to thrive in software development, computer science, and other related professions or graduate programs. Gain exposure to the basis of computer science in mathematics, logic, and engineering, as well as the experimental and design aspects of the computer science discipline. Explore more specialized topics such as network and database administration, information security analysis, and more. BSCS program graduates are equipped to apply their knowledge to related computing domains and ready to meet new technical challenges in the field.

Program Highlights

  • Students acquire a strong foundation in computer science for careers in the professional workforce, academic research, and entrepreneurship. Courses are provided in both live (face to face) and online formats, providing flexibility and exposure to modern communication and collaborative environments.

  • ODU Computer Science majors are the problem solvers of the future. Leveraging a unique academic computational infrastructure, students learn emerging software development approaches through theory-centric and application-centric coursework. The capstone course sequence is mentored by multi-disciplinary groups of faculty and industry experts. Accelerated linked programs (BS to MS) and undergraduate research are popular paths, with multiple scholarships aimed at diverse populations. The educational focal points are community, communication, career, and student success.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$86,340 Median Salary

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Software Developers, Applications

$106,710 Median Salary

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Web Administrators

$91,080 Median Salary

Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

Computer Programmers

$87,530 Median Salary

Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.

Alumni Careers

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What are the requirements to apply for Computer Science at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid

M-MARC U*STAR, paid undergraduate research positions, employment as part of our systems administration staff, professional paid internships


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