BS Game Development

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development is a combination of a Computer Science degree with a minor in mathematics, a second minor of your choice, and a cognate of 5 approved classes from Art and Emergent Digital Practices. This list of classes will be determined in collaboration with the Art Department and the Emergent Digital Practices programs. In addition, both degrees require satisfying the University Common Curriculum requirements for BS degrees. 

This program provides a strong computer science and technical background, preparing students for all aspects of game programming, while providing them with (I) a foundation in art that includes both appreciation and understanding of the significance of art, with some ability to create art themselves, or (II) a foundation in the critical, technical and design foundations in digital media studies. Thus, graduates of this program are able to help in the programming and development of games, while understanding and being able to communicate effectively with the artists who are part of any game development project. The BS in Game Development requires more mathematics and more required COMP classes than the BA and is balanced with fewer classes in the allied fields.

Total Credit Hours

183 quarter hours.


Students interested in a BA Game Development will need to complete the curriculum outlined in the Bulletin.

Sample Program

Since there are many variations to this schedule, students should select their own schedule in consultation with an academic advisor from The Department of Computer Science.


We at the Ritchie School know financing your education is an important decision. Below is information on tuition rates as well as available scholarship information.

For information on tuition please visit the Registrar’s page.


The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is fortunate to have endowed scholarships available for qualifying students.

How to Qualify

Scholarships are awarded based primarily on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and merit. Some donors have established specific requirements for recipients of their scholarships.

How to Apply

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on the application process.

Current departmental scholarships include:

  • Computer Science Scholarship
  • Deans Undergraduate Scholarship

Recipients of scholarships may meet their donors at the annual Undergraduate Scholarship Reception.

To learn more about funding your education, please visit the Office of Financial Aid

Honors & Distinctions

Make the most of your undergraduate experience in a stimulating academic and social community. When you're accepted into the University Honors Program, you'll enjoy the small classes and close community of a private college along with the opportunities and resources of a research university.

Program Requirements

For a complete list of Honors Program requirements, visit the University Honors Program website.
For information on departmental distinction please click here.

Study Abroad

Ranked in the top five for the number of undergraduates studying abroad, the University of Denver is known for the impact its students make internationally. At the department of Computer Science, we share the university's commitment to international learning and strongly encourage our students to participate in Study Abroad programs.

Cherrington Global Scholars Program

Through the Cherrington Global Scholars Program, the University's primary Study Abroad program, you can study abroad for about the same cost as a term at DU.

Plan your study abroad experience carefully. Here are a few things to consider:

  • The computer science department curricula has been designed for you to complete your studies in 4 years.
  • To remain on the four-year graduation path, you will need to be "on track" with your degree program at the time you leave for study abroad and you may need to study at an institution that offers equivalent courses.
  • The institutions that offer the required courses are limited, vary depending on degree and may change from one year to the next.

For more information about the Cherrington Global Scholar Program, contact your academic advisor. 

Transfer Students

We welcome transfer students at the School of Engineering and Computer Science and have many students who have come to us from schools in the U.S. and abroad.

First Step

Visit the undergraduate transfer student website and review the standards for admission as well as the DU Transfer Matrix.  The matrix and review of the admissions standards will help you with a smooth 2+2 academic transfer plan from any of the Colorado Community Colleges.

Second Step

Schedule meetings with transfer admissions and computer science department representatives to talk about your specific interests. They will give you further information on the transfer process and requirements.

If you have questions regarding transfer admissions please contact: Virginia Egan 303-871-3052 

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