Computer Science Academics

Computer Science

  • UCCS Computer Science alumni include founders of local companies, Silicon Valley engineers, and university professors.
  • Our Bachelor of Innovation in Game Design and Development degree program is unique in the world
  • A team of six represented the UC Lions cybersecurity club at the Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition this past weekend for the first time since the competition started in 2016.
  • Several faculty members conduct federally funded research in cybersecurity, physical security, and homeland security. The department offers a full set of cybersecurity degrees and certificates, from Bachelors to Masters and Ph.D.



Undergraduate Programs
  • The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly offer a BS Degree in Computer Engineering. This program is described in detail in the Electrical and Computer Engineering section.

  • The BACS degree will focus on a balance of knowledge in software design and development, and effective and impactful applications of computing.

  • UCCS offers the unique BITM (Bachelor of Innovation) degree in Computer ScienceComputer Science Security and Game Design and Development.

  • Students who do not intend to major or minor in computer science may take computer science courses to broaden their backgrounds and complement their degree curricula. Introductory courses CS 1000, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060,1070 and 1090 are intended to make computer literacy and programming available to a broad class of students. CS1150 and 1450 are recommended for those who anticipate doing extensive computing in their student or professional careers.

  • A minor in Computer Science requires at least 20 credit hours. All classes must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students will be responsible for any prerequisites to required courses. Only 9 hours of transfer work may apply to the minor.

  • The Game Design Minor requires 21 credit hours of coursework.  All classes must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required on all coursework.  A maximum of 9 hours of transfer work may apply to the minor.  The student will be responsible for any pre-requisites to required courses. 

  • The Game Programming + 3D Minor requires 21 credit hours of coursework. All classes must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.  A 2.0 minimum GPA is required on all coursework. The student will be responsible for any prerequisites to required courses.  A maximum of 9 hours of transfer work may apply to the minor.

Graduate Programs
  • The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers the Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the professional activities of the department.

  • Network and system security has become very critical and ever-increasing urgent in today's network and information systems. Cybersecurity deals with operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.

  • Complex software intensive systems permeate every aspect of our lives. These systems are among the most complex products humankind has ever tackled. Software Engineering is the disciplined application of proven principles, techniques, and tools to the creation and maintenance of cost effective, user friendly software systems that solve real problems.

  • The Masters of Science degree in Computer Science - Games and Media Integration option is an interdisciplinary degree that gives all students a firm foundation in pursuing research and development in the area of games, animation and movie making, VR/HCI, complex systems, and wearable computing.

  • The Doctor of Philosophy is a degree that is conferred on a student who has demonstrated proficiency in some broad area of learning, and who has proven that he or she has the capability to evaluate work in the field critically.

  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS offers a new Security specialty in the Ph.D. Security degree program, starting in Fall 2008. The nation-wide unique specialty offers the security curriculum for students to study and conduct multi-disciplinary research in areas of cyber security, physical security, and homeland security, which have become critical and increasingly urgent in today's personal, business, and government operations

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