Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

Oregon State University

Program Description

Undergraduate Pathway in Computer Science

Oregon State University

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter the second year of Oregon State University's competitive undergraduate degree program in computer science.

Career Paths

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in computer science at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Computer systems specialist
  • Programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer

Curriculum

3-term Pathway

TERM 1

  • ALS 150 Academic Reading and Writing
  • ALS 151 Academic Listening and Speaking
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • CS 160 Computer Science Orientation
  • ALS 181 Computer Science Orientation Bridge

TERM 2

  • ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing
  • COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • CS 161 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • PAC Physical Activity Class

TERM 3

  • WR 121 English Composition
  • ALS 181 English Composition Bridge
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • CS 162 Introduction to Computer Science II
  • HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness for Health
  • ALS 181 Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 47 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 133 credit hours remaining towards degree

4-term Pathway

The 4-term Undergraduate Pathway program combines intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic course work. The program is designed to guide students through the first year of an undergraduate degree program.

  • ALS 140 Academic Reading and Writing
  • ALS 141 Academic Listening and Speaking
  • MTH Math Course - Variable Level*
  • ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 140
  • ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 141
  • ALS 116 Academic Success

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

16 credit hours apply from Pathway

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the 3-term Standard Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.25 GPA cumulative in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic course work
  • Grade of C- or better in English Composition (WR 121), Math (MTH 111 or higher) and Communication (COMM 111)
  • Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program

What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?

The INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program in Computer Science leads to the second year of the pre-computer science major at OSU.

At the end of the second year of study, qualified students may compete for admission to the upper division (pro-school) of the Computer Science undergraduate degree program at Oregon State University.

Key course facts

Course length: 3-4 terms (approximately 9-12 months)

Start dates: 3-term: June, September

4-term: March, June

Entry requirements

Age: 16 years old and above

Academic: 2.5+ high school GPA

English language: 3-term: TOEFL 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44+ or Password overall Level 6 or Academic English Level 4 with C (or pass) or higher in all classes

4-term: TOEFL 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41+ or Password overall Level 5 or Academic English Level 3 with C (or pass) or higher in all classes

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 27, 2017
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9 - 12 months
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