CS Minors

There are three minors offered by the Department of Computer Science: the traditional minor in computer science emphasizes computer programming and related skills; the minor in computer applications emphasizes use of applications such as programming languages, word processors, spreadsheets, and data bases in the management and manipulation of electronic information; and the teaching minor which prepares educators to teach computer science related courses.

Computer Applications

To earn a minor in computer applications, a student must complete (with at least a "C-" grade in each course and a 2.00 grade average) 21 CSCI (CS) credits including:

  1. Either CSCI 100 (CS 101), CSCI 135 (CS 131) or both.
  2. At least one and no more than three of CSCI 105 (CS 111), CAPP 171 (CS 171), CSCI 172 (CS 172), CSCI 250 (CS 177), and CS 181.
  3. Remaining courses must be selected from CSCI 135-136 (CS 131-132), CSCI 232-205 (CS 241-242), CSCI 444 (CS 486), other CS major courses, pre-approved CSCI 191 (CS 195), CSCI 291 (CS 295), CSCI 391 (CS 395), or CSCI 491 (CS 495) special topics courses, or up to six credits of pre-approved classes outside the department.

For more information, view the Computer Science Catalog.

Computer Science

To earn a minor in computer science the student must complete (with at least a "C-" in each course and a 2.00 grade average) 18 CS credits including:

  1. CSCI 135-136 (CS 131-132) (6 credits).
  2. 12 credits of elective courses chosen from CS 181, CSCI 100, 250, 232, 205, 361 (CS 101, 177, 181, 241, 242, 281) and courses numbered 300 and above with the restrictions: both  CSCI 100 and 250 (CS 101 and 177) cannot be counted, and at least 6 credits of elective must be at the 300 level or above.

For more information, view the Computer Science Catalog.

Computer Science Teaching

To earn a computer science teaching minor, a student must complete (with at least a "C-" grade in each course and a 2.75 grade average) 22 CSCI (CS) credits including:

  1. Core Requirements (19 credits): CSCI 105,CSCI 135, CSCI 136, CSCI 232, CSCI 323, and ITS 150 (CCNA).
  2. Teaching Methods Course (3 credits): EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: Teaching and Assessing Computer Science.
  3. Teaching Licensure Requirements: Individuals completing a teaching minor must also complete a teaching major in another content area. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

For more information, view the Computer Science Catalog.