At the undergraduate level, the Department of Computer Science at the
University of Colorado Boulder offers the
BS in Computer Science.
This degree program prepares students for a wide range of careers in the
computing field. It culminates in a senior-year course where students carry out
year-long software engineering projects for industry.
There are several typical curricula:
- a four-year curriculum, suitable for students who start out as Computer Science majors in their first-year;
- a four-year curriculum for "Open Option" students who become Computer Science majors after their first year;
- a five-year curriculum that includes two semesters of co-op work; and
- a five-year curriculum that leads to an MS as well as a BS degree.
In addition, a curriculum with a junior year at the
University of East Anglia
in Great Britain, or the
University of Wollongong
or some other universities can be arranged.
Contact Lesley McDowell if you might be interested.
Information about admission to the University of Colorado Boulder is
provided by the
Office of Admissions:
Undergraduate students are admitted to the
College of Engineering and Applied Science
as a whole, not to any single department within the College.
Once admitted to the College, students may declare any of the
College's degree programs as their major:
The College also handles
i.e., transfers from other schools and colleges within CU into the College of
Engineering and Applied Science.
Undergraduate tuition and fees for each semester are based on a number of
- the college in which a student is enrolled
- the number of credit hours taken
- the courses in which a student is enrolled
- student residency/non-residency in the State of Colorado
The Bursar's Office handles most financial
interaction between the University and its students, including that related to
tuition and fees. They provide several particularly useful sites that help in
determining undergraduate tuition and fees for specific cases:
Information about scholarships and financial aid is provided by both the
The "Woz Program", funded by Apple Computer founder Steve Wozniak,
provides support for budding undergraduate computer wizards.
Contact Lesley McDowell to apply.
Information about housing is provided by the University of Colorado
Office of Housing.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to diversity and includes
students with disabilities as one of the many groups that make up our campus
community. A diverse community broadens our understanding and appreciation
for the talents and contributions of each individual.
provides students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations, and
support services to fully participate in the academic environment.
There are several other related degrees offered
by the University of Colorado Boulder that may be of interest:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Students whose main interest lies in hardware may want to consider
the degree program in
Electrical and Computer Engineering
which is offered by the
Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
Minor in Computer Science
A Minor in Computer Science
can be combined with any major in the
College of Arts and Sciences.
It can also be combined with some degree programs
in other Colleges; check with your College to be sure.
Graduate Degrees in Computer Science
The Department offers MS,
and PhD degrees.
If you already have a Bachelor's degree in some other field,
a Master's degree in Computer Science may be a more attractive
option than a second Bachelor's.
Concurrent BS and MS in Computer Science
BS/MS in Computer Science
is a five-year degree program leading to both a BS and an MS degree.
For more information on becoming a College of Engineering and Applied Science
student, see the College's prospective student guide:
For more information on becoming a University of Colorado Boulder student,
see the University's prospective undergraduate student guide:
For more information specific to the undergraduate program in Computer Science
at the University of Colorado Boulder,
see the Computer Science BS Degree Flier.
Contact Undergraduate Program Advisor Lesley McDowell
if you have any questions or just want to speak to someone about the program.