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Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering

World-class programs for a growing engineering industry.

Our engineering programs combine academic rigor with practical application in our new, cutting-edge facilities, classrooms and labs. Work towards an esteemed University of Colorado Boulder engineering degree, while enjoying the personal attention, small class sizes and spectacular surroundings of Western Colorado University.

Areas of Study

actuarial science

Actuarial Science

Emphasis

Actuarial Science
Computer science

Computer Science

Major | Minor

Computer Science
Computer science

Computer Science – University of Colorado Partnership

Major

Computer Science – University of Colorado Partnership
Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Minor

Data Analytics
Information Security

Information Security

Emphasis

Information Security
Mathematics

Mathematics

Major | Minor | Secondary Licensure

Mathematics
Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering – University of Colorado Partnership

Major

Mechanical Engineering – University of Colorado Partnership
Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering

Scientific Computing

Emphasis

Scientific Computing
Computer science

Software Engineering

Emphasis

Software Engineering
Web design

Web Design & Development – Computer Science

Minor

Web Design & Development – Computer Science

School Overview

Cultivating leaders in engineering.

The Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering represents an innovative partnership between Western and the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. Together, we’re helping to build the state’s technically skilled workforce of engineers. Our brand-new 75,000-square-foot building provides versatile teaching and lab spaces including advanced instrumentation rooms, faculty offices and two large theater-style classrooms. It also includes indoor and outdoor spaces designed to promote a healthy, collaborative learning environment.

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Hands-on Learning

Our brand-new 75,000-square-foot building offers versatile teaching and lab spaces.

Western - CU Boulder Partnership

Earn an esteemed University of Colorado Boulder engineering degree from Western.

Take advantage of the innovative Western-University of Colorado Boulder partnership. Graduate with a degree from the prestigious University of Colorado Boulder—ranked in the top 20 nationally among public universities—while enjoying small class sizes, mentorship programs and world-class Rocky Mountain adventures in Gunnison.

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Cutting-edge facilities

This ultra-modern building includes indoor and outdoor spaces designed for a collaborative learning environment.

News & Research

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Leadership and Experiential Learning Projects at Western

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local organization collaboration

Rady School Partners with Local Organizations

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Western to Host Cybersecurity Camp

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mountaineer STEM scholarship

Scholarship Paves Way for STEM Student Success

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A quality personalized education: Jayden Omi

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Rady is Ready Inside Building

Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering Opens Doors

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STEMBlazers speaker

Western’s STEMBlazer Partnership Helping to Break Stereotypes

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School of Computer Science & Engineering

Explore the New, Cutting-Edge Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering

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Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering at Western Colorado University

Computer Science, Engineering Partnership Between Western, CU Boulder Featured in The Colorado Sun

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Western Professor and Students Publish Study on Fire Ecology

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President Greg Salsbury visits Capitol for Governor’s signing of simplified name: Western Colorado University

President Greg Salsbury visits Capitol for Governor’s signing of simplified name: Western Colorado University

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Western to host 2 affordable Computer Science Summer Camps in July

Western to host 2 affordable Computer Science Summer Camps in July

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Western receives 20K to fund Open Educational Resources

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President Greg Salsbury and Dean Bobby Braun discuss partnership – Western Colorado University

President Greg Salsbury and Dean Bobby Braun discuss partnership – Western Colorado University

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Western unveils Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering with historic $80M gift

Western unveils Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering with historic $80M gift

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In the news: Western receives $80M gift for School of Computer Science & Engineering

In the news: Western receives $80M gift for School of Computer Science & Engineering

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New School of Computer Science & Engineering featured in University Business magazine

New School of Computer Science & Engineering featured in University Business magazine

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Western adds new emphasis to Computer Science program

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Additional Resources

Computer Science Accreditation Information

The Western-CU Partnership program in Computer Science is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Mechanical Engineering Accreditation Information

The Western-CU Partnership program in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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Department Chair

Jeremy Muskat, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Office Support Coordinator

Lainy Sorensen

Office Support Coordinator

Campus Location

1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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Alumni Community

Alumni Community

We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.