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Computer Science & Engineering

Minor in CS

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 Intermediate Programming (3 credits)
  • CSCI 2421 Data Structures and Program Design (3 credits)
  • Take 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, each with a grade C- or better. Introductory transfer credits (at 1000- and 2000-level) with the approval of a CS advisor will be allowed. When such courses require additional prerequisites, then these prerequisites need to be satisfied by taking the respective courses. The overall GPA for the CS courses needs to be at least 2.0.

Additional Information

To declare the CS minor, students must complete and send a Minor Declaration Form​ to the engineering dean's office ( The CS Minor declaration must be completed to register for 3000-level courses. Once declared, students are required to meet with a CS advisor to complete the Computer Science Minor Coursework form​.

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.