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Computer Science Minor

The computer science minor will instruct you in the use of popular packages, operating systems and programming languages, and to master key concepts and problem-solving techniques while creating documents (or computer programs) based on a mix of academic, business, and real-life situations.

There are six courses after showing competency, for a total of 18 credits. Three of these courses are required, and three are electives. Of the 18 credits, a minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.  Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

Prerequisite Course

  • Competency in computer usage

Required Courses

  • CS 201 Computer Programming I (Credits: 3)
  • CS 202 Computer Programming II (Credits: 3)
  • MA 314 Discrete Mathematics (Credits: 3)

Elective Courses

  • CS 320 Data Structures (Credits: 3)
  • CS 322 Assembly Language and Computer Architecture (Credits: 3)
  • CS 324 Database Design (Credits: 3)
  • CS 326 Analysis of Data (Credits: 2)
  • CS 490 Special Topics or Research in Computer Science (Credits: 1–3)
  • MA 422 Mathematical Modeling (Credits: 3)
  • Other courses as approved by the department
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