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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science department has selected 45 credit hours that are required for a BS and also 12 credit hours elective from the fields of databases, networks, etc. [More]

Letter from the Computer Science Department

The rewards and sacrifices made in the Computer Science degree program. Outlines and helps answer the question: "Is Computer Science the right field for you?" [More]

High Level Comparison of Computer Related Degree at ODU

Old Dominion University offers various computer related majors, i.e. Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, Information System, etc. This also includes information about certification preparation courses at ODU. [More]


  • Minor in Computer Science

    The minor in computer science consists of three (3) required courses, and two (2) 400 level electives. [More]

  • Minor in Web Programming

    The computer science department also offers a minor in Web Programming. [More]

  • Popular Minors for CS Students

  • Accelerated BS to MS in Computer Science

    This program allows exceptionally successful students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science within five years by allowing them to count up to 12 credits of graduate coursework toward both their undergraduate and master's degrees in computer science. [More]

    More Program Information

    • Welcome Letter from Chief Departmental Advisor
    • Transfering to Computer Science at ODU
      This is frequently a two stage process. After the Admissions Office receives an official transcript, an initial determination of transfer equivalence will be made. However, when it is unclear what the appropriate course equivalent is, the Admission Office awards only elective credit. A review of the course (via syllabus, text and work performed) can then be requested by the student at the appropriate department. Review of undergraduate Computer Science credits can be conducted by the CDA in Computer Science.
    • Distance Learning Option for Bachelor of Science
      Old Dominion University's TELETECHNET program is the largest distance learning provider of its kind in the nation. Through an integrated system of video, computer, and audio signals students are able to complete entire degree programs in partnership with every community college in Virginia.
    • 2nd Degree in Computer Science
      The Second Bachelor of Computer Science requires the successful completion of courses either at ODU or transfer credits from any approved college. The computer science and math requirements have been chosen to provide exposure, balance and competence in concepts as well as in chosen applications.
    • Endorsement in Computer Science Education
      A person licensed by state of Virginia to teach in secondary schools may add an endorsement for computer science by completing this program. This option is for secondary educationers who are interested in teaching computer science.
    • Accelerated MBA Program
      Students interested in the Bachelorís Degree in Computer Science and Masterís Degree in Business Administration can pursue their degrees under this accelerated BS/MBA program.
    • Catalog Year Expiration
      Undergraduate students may choose to graduate under the Catalog in effect at the time of their first enrollment or any subsequent Catalog provided that the students graduate within six years from the date of the first enrollment.
    • Computer Science - FAQs
      Frequently Asked Questions about Computer Science department, undergraduate degree program, graduate degree program.