CU-Boulder now offers a bachelor of arts degree in computer science. The BA degree allows students in the College of Arts and Sciences to major in computer science and, if interested, to combine that major with skills in another A&S discipline, either as a double major or through a minor or certificate program.
All computer science courses still will be taught by computer science faculty in the College of Engineering.
The new degree was proposed because the demand for computer-science skills in the U.S. labor market far outstrips the supply, according to Ken Anderson, associate chair of the computer science department.
“These graduates will be attractive to technology companies because the task of software-product development requires more than just workers skilled at programming, but also workers skilled in psychology, communication, business, quality assurance, and so forth,” Anderson says.
The BA program is available for new students starting in fall 2013; for information visit www.colorado.edu/cs.