A minor in computer science is available. The requirements for the CS minor are: CS 0401, CS 0445, CS 1501, and any two of the three courses: CS 0441, CS 0447, and CS 0449. The total number of credits are 16. CS 0401 requires programming experience as a prerequisite. A student without any programming background would be advised to take the 3 credit course CS 0007 as preparation for CS 0401. The minor is essentially 5 of the 6 courses that are considered the “core” of the CS major. This is a rigorous minor. This minor is not intended for casual students interested in computer literacy.

Related Areas

For students wishing to obtain a related area (12+ credits) in computer science without formally declaring a computer science minor, the department recommends the following set of courses: CS 0401, CS 0441, CS 0445, and CS 0447.

Less-Rigorous Related Area

Students seeking a less-rigorous related area might complete the following set of courses: One of CS 0004, CS 0007, or CS 0008, and three from CS 0090, CS 0134, CS 0155, CS 0334, and CS 0699.