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How to reach the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

If you need assistance, please email us at You can also call 303-615-0299 and leave a voicemail, but email is preferred. In your email (or voicemail), please tell us your name and, if applicable, your student ID that starts with 900 or 901.

If you want to take a math placement test, please follow the instructions here and select "Request Math Distance Test" to be added to the queue for placement tests via remote proctoring.

If you need a transfer course evaluated, follow the instructions here

Information about Online Summer Courses

All Summer Courses Will Be Offered Online

As you weigh your options for both Summer and Fall coursework, we want to assure you that the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is working round the clock to provide the best possible instruction to you. We are committed to your success and have every intention to help you stay on track, progressing through your degree. 

If you have any concerns at all about a course you are considering taking, we encourage you to contact the instructor of the course. No concern or question is too small. You can search for instructor emails here (additionally, contact information for full-time faculty advisors can be found here). 

More information about this decision can be found here (including a link to the FAQ page).


Developing the next generation of experts by providing a complete learning environment that is cost effective

Big data, algorithms, artificial intelligence, the internet of things – mathematics and computer science are the disciplines that underpin this technology-driven generation. Both subjects are crucial in making our lives easier and an improved world as a whole, relying on dedicated intellectuals to pave the way for future generations. Whether you choose to learn about mathematics, computing or areas where they are relevant to each other, you can learn it all at MSU Denver.  

The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences lives by a deep understanding of mathematical foundations and their applications in computing. Our professors are accomplished researchers with a passion for educating and learning. Our course work is challenging, but it’ll have you ready to hit the ground running on your first day on the job or in grad school.  

Upon graduation, you’ll have expansive problem-solving and analytical skills to succeed in your career, even if your future job doesn’t involve math or computer programming. If you want a secure job that will constantly evolve and provide a lifetime of learning, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences will help you get there. 

Elizabeth Ribble_Mathematics
She's a member of the Probability and Statistics group and a popular teacher of all classes in that concentration. Her research involves statistical analysis of very large data sets for medical-related studies. She has been collaborating with a team of medical researchers in the Netherlands, and her work epitomizes the interdisciplinary nature of applied statistics.

Elizabeth Ribble, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Career Prospects

Here's where a B.S. in Mathematics could take you:
Astronomy and space exploration, climate research, computer science and security, cryptography, economics and business analysis, finance and banking, statistical and mathematical modeling, and much more.
Here's where a B.S. in Computer Science might take you:
Computer network architect, computer programmer, cybersecurity engineer, computer systems analyst, network and system architect, game developer, software engineer, web developer, and more.

Steve Beaty_Computer Science
He was previously director of IT for NCAR and is regularly seen on local TV sharing his expertise on security risks. Beaty is helping to develop new, interdisciplinary cybersecurity programs at MSU Denver.

Steve Beaty, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

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SI 1022

1150 12th St.
Denver, CO 80204


Computer Science


1449 7th St.
Denver, CO 80204




Our Computer Science B.S. degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.