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Computer Science

The bachelor of science in computer science is focused on programming. Students analyze problems, design algorithms and develop those algorithms into programs written in appropriate programming languages to automate solutions. Traits well suited for computer science include: analytical thinking, enjoyment of exacting, analytical problems, logistical thinking, persistence, and proficiency in mathematics.

OSU-Tulsa is downtown Tulsa's public comprehensive research university, offering junior- and senior-level classes with flexible schedules designed for working adults. OSU-Tulsa students are OSU students, which means your degree is an Oklahoma State University degree -- the same degree students in Stillwater receive. Students generally transfer to OSU-Tulsa with an associate's degree or at least 45 credit hours from another institution. The majority of our students take their first two years at Tulsa Community College or another local two- or four-year school, but students have transferred to OSU-Tulsa from colleges and universities across the country.

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Degree Requirements

  • 51 hours must be upper-division.
  • A 2.0 overall and 2.5 major GPA are required with a minimum grade of “C” in all math and computer science courses.
  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU. Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; eight transfer correspondence hours.

Courses Include

*course availability varies by semester

  • Organization of Programming Languages
  • Computer Systems
  • Numerical Methods for Digital Computers
  • Design and Implementation of Operating Systems

Evening, hybrid and online courses make it easy for students to pursue a degree while working.

How Much Will it Cost?

OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsa-area schools and online-only institutions. Students taking 15 credit hours (full time) will pay approximately $6,823.50 per semester in tuition and fees and an estimated $630 for books and supplies. (Estimates based on 2021-2022 tuition and fee charges. Books and supplies will vary based on classes taken each semester.) OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students.

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Possible options for General Business majors include:

Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to learn more.

How Long will it Take?

Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly.

Credit Hours/Semester Semesters (est.)
6 10
9 7
12 5
15 4

Career Paths

  • Video Game Developer
  • Web Services Developer
  • Application Programmer
  • Big Data Engineer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Communications and Network Specialist
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Programmer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Security Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Programmer

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

Potential Employers

  • Federal, state, tribal and local governments
  • Video game developers
  • App developers
  • Retailers
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Aerospace companies
  • Software publishers
  • Defense contractors
  • Financial services companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Research and development organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Startups

Graduate Study

Computer Science graduates often continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU-Tulsa include:

Reach Higher: DirectComplete

The Computer Science program at OSU-Tulsa is part of the Reach Higher: DirectComplete initiative, which helps adult returning college students complete a bachelor's degree in an in-demand occupation. If you are age 25-49 and have an annual income below $75,000, learn more about Reach Higher: DirectComplete and request information about the program.

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