Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science BA

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The bachelor of arts (BA) in computer science (CS) degree is designed to create transformational relationships among computer science and other fields of their interest across the university. It will allow undergraduate students with interests and passion in myriad fields to complement these with contemporary computer science knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will render them immediately impactful in today’s rapidly changing workforce. 

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad range of understanding in mathematics, computer software, algorithms, programming and a specialization of their choice across the CU Denver curriculum. Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply algorithmic reasoning to a variety of computational problems
  • Design, implement, and document solutions to needed computational problems
  • Implement software systems that meet specific design requirements
  • Use current tools or computing techniques to implement and evaluate programs or computer-based solutions.
  • Apply computer science techniques and tools to solve problems in a chosen application area.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses applying to major requirements.
  2. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all CSCI courses attempted.


Undergraduate students in the CSE department are required to have a personal laptop, with the following specifications, before starting 3000-level classes:

  Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows 10 1809+ Windows 10 1809+

Intel Core i5 dual-core 1.6

GHz or Intel Core i5 quad

core 1.4 GHz

Intel Core i5/i7 2.2 GHz or


RAM 8GB (upgradable to 16GB) 12 to 16GB
Disk Space

256GB Hard Disk Drive

(HDD) with 100GB free

Upgradable to 512GB SSD

512GB Solid State Drive

(SSD) with 100GB free

Hard Disk Speed  

Install Windows and

Applications on a SSD

Graphic Card Integrated Graphics Card Dedicated Graphics Card
Display 1280x720 Resolution 1920x1024 Resolution



Ethernet + Wifi Ethernet + Wifi


The BA in computer science requires 120 credits including: 24 credits of CU Denver core curriculum, 7 credits of mathematics, 8 credits of physical science, 43 credits of computer science, and 38 credits of free electives.

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