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Computer Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
The computer scientist is a professional who must be prepared to apply his or her skills, knowledge and creativity in a rapidly changing field. The BSc in Computer Science is offered at University of Colorado Denver.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at University of Colorado Denver prepares students for such creative work. The emphasis is on fundamental concepts and basic principles with a long useful life.

Students have opportunities for collaboration on innovative projects and internships as well as the ability to partner with faculty and graduate students on research.

Careers

  • Our graduates will be well prepared to be immediately impactful in today’s workforce where computing is changing everything.
  • Computing is the #1 in-demand occupation in the United States, with over 10 times the number of open computing jobs than graduating computer science students available to fill them.1
  • Computer and information technology jobs are expected to grow by 13% or 557,100 new jobs through 2026.2
  • Computer occupation workers with a bachelor’s degree earn a median wage of $86,320.2
  • Colorado is ranked 6th in the U.S. for average high-tech wage and 11th for absolute number of high-tech businesses.3
  • Average starting salary: $66,005 per year

Accreditation

The computer science and program is ABET accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Computing 
  • Fundamentals of Computing Lab 
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures & Program Design
  • Discrete Structures 
  • Database Systems 
  • Algorithms
  • Introduction to Software Engineering 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    537

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via credit card
  • Request an official high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions
  • Official transcripts are those that arrive at our office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local ministry of education
  • The University of Colorado Denver requires official transcripts from your US high school, as well as transcripts for any secondary school coursework completed prior to enrollment in the US. SAT/ACT tests are required for international students who have graduated from a U.S. high school

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26047 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26047 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    26047 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26047 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9782 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9782 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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