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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).
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
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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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) know that they have applied for the MS Program and are in the Linked Program.
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.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
Linked students may apply to receive a thesis-based department funded scholarship with guaranteed appointment as a TA or RA and tuition waiver.
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).
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