Are you fascinated by computers and the complex systems behind their use and design? If so, our Bachelor of Science in computer science might be the perfect fit for you. You'll learn the essential elements of design, analysis, implementation and management of hardware and software computer systems, and have the opportunity to take part in original research. The flexibility of the degree ensures you'll have the chance to pursue topics and specializations that capture your interests, and we offer help finding internships that can enrich your education and give you a leg up when applying for jobs after graduation.
In addition to the coursework in the major, the BS in computer science requires two minors, one of which must be in mathematics. Let your personal interests and career aspirations guide your selection of the second minor. Program graduates often find that they are qualified for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities, thanks to constant demand for computer science experts at any company, agency or nonprofit looking to stay competitive in our digital, connected world. A BS in computer science also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue advanced computer science degrees.
Computer science encompasses the theory and techniques by which information is encoded, stored, communicated, transformed and analyzed. It is concerned with the theory of algorithms (that is, effective procedures or programs), with the structure of languages for the expression of algorithms, and with the design of algorithms for the solution of practical problems. A central concern is the study of the computer systems (hardware and software) for the automatic execution of these algorithms.
The department of computer science at the University of Denver offers a bachelor of science in computer science. The degree is strongly based in mathematics and, in fact, a student will automatically acquire sufficient credits for a minor in mathematics. One additional minor is required. The second minor may be in any discipline other than mathematics or computer science.
Susanne Sherba, PhD, Teaching Professor
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Game Capstone I
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Students design, build, test and debug a fully working game from scratch. Both art and programming are developed by the student teams with the instructor acting as a project manager to ensure that goals are met through the 10-week development process through various milestones. In addition to building the game, students learn group collaboration, software processes, testing, and the methodology for researching new game concepts to implement in their final project. Prerequisite: COMP 3821.
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Ethical hacking is the process of probing computer systems for vulnerabilities and exposing their presence through proof-of-concept attacks. The results of such probes are then utilized in making the system more secure. This course will cover the basics of vulnerability research, foot printing targets, discovering systems and configurations on a network, sniffing protocols, firewall hacking, password attacks, privilege escalation, rootkits, social engineering attacks, web attacks, and wireless attacks, among others. Prerequisites: COMP3361
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Computer Forensics involves the examination of information contained in digital media with the aim of recovering and analyzing latent evidence. This course will provide students an understanding of the basic concepts in preservation, identification, extraction and validation of forensic evidence in a computer system. The course covers many systems level concepts such as disk partitions, file systems, system artifacts in multiple operating systems, file formats, email transfers, and network layers, among others. Students work extensively on raw images of memory and disks, and in the process, build components commonly seen as features of commercial forensics tools (e.g. file system carver, memory analyzer, file carver, and steganalysis). Prerequisites: COMP 2355.
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