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Computer Science (B.S.C.S. & M.S.)

This program allows exceptionally successful students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science. Up to 12 credits of graduate coursework may be counted toward both their undergraduate and master's degrees in computer science. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree and 34 for the graduate degree).

Computer Science (B.S.C.S. & M.S.)


Description


What is Computer Science at ODU like?

This program allows exceptionally successful students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science. Up to 12 credits of graduate coursework may be counted toward both their undergraduate and master's degrees in computer science. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree and 34 for the graduate degree).

Program Highlights


What makes Computer Science at ODU unique?

  • Obtain two highly-marketable degrees in five years. Average of $20,000 increase in starting salary for MS vs. BS graduates

  • Count 12 graduate-level credit hours towards both the BSCS & MS degrees. After completing the BSCS, only 22 graduate credit hours remain for the MS, which can be completed in one academic year

  • GRE requirement for MS admission is waived for students successfully participating in the Linked Program

  • During your 5th year (after completing the BSCS), you are eligible for a Graduate Assistantship (Teaching or Research) which includes a stipend each semester & a partial tuition waiver (up to 100% for Virginia residents)

  • Courses for both programs are available in on-campus and online formats

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

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

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 and Information Systems Managers

$149,730

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

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, Systems Software

$111,780

MEDIAN SALARY


Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Google, Amazon, Pearson, ebay, Dominon Enterprises, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Old Dominion University

Courses


What are some courses offered in Computer Science at ODU?

CS 580:
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


Laboratory work required. Introduction to concepts, principles, challenges, and research in major areas of AI. Areas of discussion include: natural language and vision processing, machine learning, machine logic and reasoning, robotics, expert and mundane systems.

CS 620:
Introduction to Data Science


This course will explore data science as a burgeoning field. Students will learn fundamental principles and techniques that data scientists employ to mine data. They will investigate real life examples where data is used to guide assessments and draw conclusions. This course will introduce software and computing resources available to a data scientist to process, visualize, and model different types of data including big data. Cross-listed with DASC 600.

CS 532:
Web Science


An overview of the World Wide Web and associated decentralized information structures, focusing mainly on the computing aspects of the Web: how it works, how it is used, and how it can be analyzed. Students will examine a number of topics including: web architecture, web characterization and analysis, web archiving, Web 2.0, social networks, collective intelligence, search engines, web mining, information diffusion on the web, and the Semantic Web.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Computer Science at ODU?

Students entering the BSCS+MS program in Computer Science should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Have completed at least 60 undergraduate credit hours (at least 24 credit hours from ODU)

  • Have completed CS 361, CS 381, MATH 212, and all associated prerequisites for those courses.

  • Hold an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in CS and MATH courses.

  • Complete an application in coordination with the CDA and GPD.

  • Students in the Linked Program must apply for admission to the MS program to start the semester after graduation from the BSCS program. Students must also let the GPD for admissions (csgpd@cs.odu.edu) know that they have applied for the MS Program and are in the Linked Program.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

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

Thesis-Based Department Funded Scholarship


Linked students may apply to receive a thesis-based department funded scholarship with guaranteed appointment as a TA or RA and tuition waiver.

Graduate Assistantship


During your 5th year (after completing the BSCS), you are eligible for a Graduate Assistantship (Teaching or Research). This includes a stipend each semester and a partial tuition waiver (up to 100% for Virginia residents).

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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For Undergraduate Inquiries:


Name:

Janet Brunelle


Location:

3210 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7714


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For Graduate Inquiries


Name:

Yaohang Li


Location:

3212 ENGR & COMP SCI BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-7721


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

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 transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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