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The Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) enables its graduates to apply computer science to improve their lives and the lives of others as innovators who are able to respond to technological change and intellectual challenge. Our graduates are prepared to become ethical practitioners in computer science, software engineering and related fields as well as to engage in self-study, continuing education and ongoing professional development.

Program Options

The computer science degree has a focus on software engineering and requires a minor in mathematics. Students are encouraged to choose elective courses that match their interests from a continually evolving catalogue that keeps pace with the rapidly changing field.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences delivers the academic content you expect in a bachelor degree program while also bringing to the table everything that’s unique about MSU Denver’s people and our city’s computer science community. Students here have the advantage of the following unique opportunities:

  • Enjoy attending classes on a vibrant and diverse campus located in downtown Denver.
  • Benefit from small classes and accessible, supportive faculty with real-world experience.
  • Tailor your degree plan by choosing areas of interest from a wide variety of electives.
  • Get valuable hands-on experience in our capstone software engineering courses.
  • Take advantage of a significant math component that enhances your analytical skills.
  • Earn your degree in one of the fastest-growing fields, where graduates are in high demand.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

Earning a degree in computer science from MSU Denver prepares students for further graduate studies or for a variety of careers in computing, such as:

Software engineer

Web applications developer

Computer systems analyst

Computer game developer

Computer security specialist

Database architect

Computer programmer/analyst

Software quality engineer

Systems analyst or consultant

Some careers may require further education or training.

Hear from our students:

“The software engineering course was very helpful for preparing me to be a software engineer. It was a practical learning experience that has a lot of weight.”

—Student Evaluation, Spring 2014

Alumni at Work

A few organizations that have hired graduates of our computer science program include:


Lockheed Martin

Department of the Interior


Tyler Technologies


Level 3

Sykes Enterprises


Seagate Technology



Other graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at schools such as:

University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Boulder

Stanford University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sample Classes

Game Programming

Computer Graphics

Mobile Programming

Computer and Network Security

Software Engineering Principles and Practices

Multimedia Programming

Program Accreditation

The bachelor degree program in computer science at MSU Denver is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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