Computer Science Minor

The minor in computer science is designed to provide undergraduate students the fundamentals of computer science and programming, skills that can enhance most any career field. Any undergraduate student enrolled in a University of Colorado Denver degree program with a major other than computer science may earn a minor in computer science.


The following classes need to be taken with a grade of C- or better:

  • MATH 1401 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (4 credits)
  • CSCI 1410 Fundamentals of Computing (3 credits)
  • CSCI 1411 Fundamentals of Computing Laboratory (1 credit)
  • CSCI 2312 Object Oriented Programming (3 credits)
  • CSCI 2421 Data Structures and Program Design (3 credits)
  • Four additional CSCI courses, one of which may be at the 2000 level. All others must be 3000-level or higher.

All CSCI courses must be taught by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at CU Denver. Introductory transfer credits (at 1000- and 2000-level) with the approval of a computer science advisor will be allowed.

The minor requires at least a 2.0 overall GPA for all computer science courses

Additional Information

To declare the computer science minor, students must complete and send a Minor Declaration Form‚Äč to The minor declaration form must be completed to register for 3000-level courses.

Once declared, students are required to meet with a computer science advisor to complete the Computer Science Minor Coursework form.

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