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Computer Science Degrees at CTU Aurora

The field of Computer Science examines the theories and technologies used to build and maintain hardware platforms and software applications. This multifaceted industry can include focuses on computer programming, software engineering, network communications, database administration and more.

Computer Science is also a versatile area of study at CTU. In addition to teaching a foundation in the theories and skills associated with new and emerging technologies, our Computer Science degree programs can help you develop competencies to prepare for the growing technical industry.

At CTU Aurora, our diverse faculty brings both depth and breadth of skill across all Computer Science disciplines. Our professors challenge students to explore, analyze and approach the field of Computer Science in new ways to keep up with quickly changing technology.

Explore a Computer Science Degree

CTU’s Aurora campus offers degree programs including:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Our bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is designed to teach students about computer programming languages, network systems and software engineering. Students have the opportunity to build computer software solutions through programming with algorithmic techniques, applying industry-relevant methods, processes and skills associated with effective design and development. The types of courses you could take for this bachelor’s degree include Fundamentals of Data Structures, Computer Algorithms and Software Engineering, to name a few.

Master of Science in Computer Science

CTU Aurora’s Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) degree program gives students the opportunity to advance their knowledge of core Computer Science skills and helps them prepare to be leaders and change agents in their chosen industry.

The MSCS curriculum is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of operating systems, network architecture and software system engineering processes. In addition to this foundational coursework, students can also focus their study by pursuing one of four concentrations: Database Systems, Data Science, Computer Systems Security, and Software Engineering.

Additionally, for the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (2018) by U.S. News & World Report.1

Doctor of Computer Science

The Doctor of Computer Science degree at CTU Aurora is a terminal degree for computer science professionals, consultants and academics. The program encourages you to think and act strategically, and it further develops your ability to predict future trends and make positive contributions in your area of technical expertise through mentoring, action research and practical projects. Doctor of Computer Science candidates perform research that may enhance their chosen area of technical expertise.

Work Towards Your Goals

The demand for Computer Science graduates is growing.2 In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that employment of software developers will grow by 24% through the year 2026.3 Additionally, Colorado is proving to be a notable hunting ground for these tech positions. Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs ranked among the top 15 for “Best Places for Tech Jobs” in 2015,4 and major tech companies like IBM and Oracle have offices in Denver.5

The Best of Both Worlds

At CTU Aurora, you can combine both on-campus and online classes to meet your Computer Science degree requirements. Whether you want to complete your degree at an accelerated pace or take classes at a pace that best balances your lifestyle, CTU Aurora provides you the option to tailor your schedule according to your goals and needs.

Try Fast Track

The CTU Fast Track program is a way for students with prior knowledge and experience to accelerate the rate of their degree program. With Fast Track, you can take a series of exams that test your knowledge of key course objectives. If you pass the exams, you can earn college credit for this knowledge and complete your degree program faster. By passing CTU Fast Track exams, you can save up to 30% in time and money. As an added bonus, Fast Track exams are available at no extra cost to all CTU students.

If you are interested in pursuing a Computer Science degree program at CTU Aurora or online, contact our Admissions Advisors.


1. “Colorado Technical University.” U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved from: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/colorado-technical-university-126827 (Visited 2/12/18).
2. Bednarz, Ann. “Computer science salaries rise with demand for new graduates.” Network World. Retrieved from: https://www.networkworld.com/article/3082777/careers/computer-science-salaries-rise-with-demand-for-new-graduates.html (Visited 2/12/18).
3. “Software Developers.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm (Visited 2/12/18).
4. Chuang, Tamara. “3 Colorado Cities Rank in Top 15 on ‘Best Places for Tech Jobs.’” Denver Post. Retrieved from: http://blogs.denverpost.com/tech/2015/04/27/3-colorado-cities-rank-in-top-15-on-best-places-for-tech-jobs/16952/ (Visited 2/12/18).
5. Vara, Vauhini. “The Tech Boom’s Second Cities.” The New Yorker. Retrieved from: https://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-tech-booms-second-cities (Visited 2/12/18).

Colorado Technical University does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by Colorado Technical University but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to Colorado Technical University. Therefore, Colorado Technical University cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track exams successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money.