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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver

Computer Science & Engineering

Minor in CS

Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in a University of Colorado Denver degree program with a major other than Computer Science and Engineering may earn a minor in Computer Science.  This includes students from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Business School, the College of Arts & Media, the School of Education and Human Development, and the School of Public Affairs.


Students must com​plete the following classes with a grade of C- or better.

Calculus and Analytical Geometry I  (MATH 1401) 4 credits
Calculus and Analytical Geometry II  (MATH 2411)    4 credits
Fundamentals of Computing  (CSCI 1410)  3 credits
Fundamentals of Computing Laboratory (CSCI 1411)     1 credit
Intermediate Programming   (CSCI 2312)   3 credits
Data Structures and Program Design (CSCI 2421)   3 credits
Discrete Structures    (CSCI 2511) 3 credits

Students must complete (with a C- or better) three additional computer science and engineering (CSCI) courses at the 3000-level or higher from an approved list of courses, available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and they must obtain an approved plan of study from a computer science and engineering faculty advisor.

Note:  Some courses at the 3000-level and above require additional prerequisites.  A student must fulfill all prerequisites for the courses he/she selects.  Please see the CU Denver catalog for prerequisite information for each course.​

All computer science and engineering courses numbered 3000 and above must be taken from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at CU Denver, and must be from the approved list of courses for CS minor.

Additional Information

To declare the CS minor, students must file a Minor Declaration Form with Megan Steelman (303-352-3572) in the engineering dean's office, North Classroom 3024.

At the time of graduation, the student must have a CU Denver cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and must have at least a 2.0 GPA for the eight classes taken for the minor.

For more information or an advising appointment, contact the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at 303-315-1408 or visit the Lawrence Street Center (1380 Lawrence Street), suite 800.