School and Ranking Information
Schools in the Westminster, Colorado, area with computer science programs include a mix of 2-year and 4-year public and private schools. Based on rankings, the following well-known public institution is the top school near Westminster to study computer science:
- Winner : The University of Colorado at Boulder is a 4-year public university located 18 miles north of Westminster, CO. It is one of the top 40 public universities in the country. The Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Applied Science offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in computer science.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Rankings||Tied for #88 in National Universities (2015); #40 Graduate Computer Science School (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$10,789 (in-state), $33,151 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Science Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate**|
|Computer Science Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||130**|
|Most Popular Computer Science Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's, Master's (57 awarded of each)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%**|
|Noteworthy||School features a computer science co-op program that allows students to complete college courses and work experience in alternating semesters on a year-round schedule|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Colorado at Boulder
- The Department of Computer Science has a state-of-the-art computer lab, which can be accessed remotely
- Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in research in fields such as artificial intelligence and computational biology
- Senior undergraduates complete a yearlong team project
A public research university, the University of Colorado at Boulder is home to five colleges and four schools, including the College of Arts and Science and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The Department of Computer Science at the College of Engineering and Applied Science was founded in 1970 and offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in computer science.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science emphasizes the relationship between mathematics and computer science and teaches students to solve problems with computer systems. Students can tailor their degree program by choosing from one of seven specialized tracks, including computational science and engineering, software engineering, and general computing.
The Master of Science in Computer Science is comprised of 30 credits of coursework that are divided into nine breadth areas, including artificial intelligence, operating systems, programming, and software engineering. Each semester, students are required to take comprehensive examinations in the form of a survey paper or a research paper. The Master of Engineering in Computer Science, however, consists of coursework in a single breadth area and an optional comprehensive exam. Students can opt out of the comprehensive exam and complete a major research report.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science consists of graduate courses and area exams, as well as a comprehensive exam and a thesis defense. Students work with advisers and develop the curriculum based on their areas of interest.