Bachelor's Degrees and Minors
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers three types of undergraduate Bachelor's degrees, so students may pick the degree that suits their needs, interests, and future career plans best. As students evaluate which degree is best for them, they should research industry standards for careers, jobs, or specific employers, in addition to the specific academic content of each degree option.
Bachelor of Science
A Bachelor of Science degree is the industry standard in engineering and computer science, ABET accredited, and designed to provide foundations for immediate entry into a career field or a basis to continue to a graduate degree. ABET accredited degrees may facilitate a graduate's goals of becoming a professional engineer in certain fields. Note that some employers require ABET accredited degrees or Bachelor of Science degrees. Students should research employers and industries to determine the best degree fit.
Bachelor of Innovation
The Bachelor of Innovation is a degree unique to UCCS. This degree combines a core of engineering with a core of innovation to produce graduates that exhibit technical depth, business experience, teamwork, and innovation skills. Bachelor of Innovation in Computer Science and Bachelor of Innovation in Computer Science - Security are both ABET accredited. Note that some employers require ABET accredited degrees. This degree provides foundations for immediate entry into a career field or a basis to continue to a graduate degree.
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts is an applied degree with less emphasis on theoretical concepts and more emphasis on application of concepts. The Bachelor of Arts in the College of Engineering and Applied Science was created to meet workforce demand in Computer Science. The degree has four tracks in high-demand areas. This degree is not ABET accredited. Note that some employers require ABET accredited degrees. This degree provides foundations for immediate entry into a career field or a basis to continue to a graduate degree.
Bachelor of Science Education Degree
A multidisciplinary education degree with a background in engineering.
Bachelor of Innovation™ Degrees
Bachelor of Innovation Degrees™ are a unique family of degrees available only at UCCS. Combining traditional degrees with an innovation core to teach the process of transforming ideas into impact and implementation.
Bachelor of Arts Degrees
Bachelor of Arts degrees are designed to provide foundations for immediate entry into a career field or a basis to continue your education with a graduate degree. Bachelor of Arts degrees have different admission standards than the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BACS) has four built-in tracks in high demand industry areas. The degree has maximum flexibility in general electives which allows the degree to be customized to a variety of student needs.
Undergraduate minors in the College of Engineering and Applied Science are listed below. Students may opt to add a minor to their degree. Students are advised to consult with academic advisors to determine impacts of adding one or more minors, as it may affect the timing/completion of the major degree.
Minor in Aerospace Engineering
Minor in Electrical Engineering
Minor in Mechanical Engineering