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. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing -based solutions.