Mission and Vision

With the advances in technology and the rapid and prevalent growth of the information-based economy, computer science has become an enabling science for nearly all disciplines that impacts engineering, sciences, business, health, and government. The future of the discipline promises even more innovative advances. We in the Department ofComputer Science and Engineering at University of Colorado Denver are committed to providing outstanding education and research training to our diverse undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government in the Denver metropolitan area, state and beyond. Our faculty strive for excellence in teaching, research, and service by covering a broad spectrum of the core fundamentals of the discipline as well as applied aspects including those of interdisciplinary nature. We will actively engage our students in classroom and out-of-classroom research and help them develop the skills needed to solve complex real-world technological problems of our modern society. 

The Computer Science Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the undergraduate computer science program are to produce graduates who:

  • Advance professionally as productive, practicing professionals in computer science and related careers through the continued development of their expertise and skills;
  • Further develop their knowledge, skill set, and career opportunities through graduate education and/or professional studies.
  • Function effectively as a part of a team to succeed in their professional careers.

 The computer science bachelor of science must enable its students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. An ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices. [CS]
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity. [CS]