The minor in Computer Science is designed to teach students basic computer science techniques. The curriculum teaches the essential tools and algorithms used in computer science.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze problems and identify the computing and/or mathematical techniques appropriate for their solution.
  • Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems.
  • Use current tools or techniques to implement and evaluate programs or computer-based systems.

Career Possibilities

The Minor in Computer Science is intended for those pursuing other undergraduate degree programs who feel that pursuing Computer Science will help to complement their other studies. Regardless of the discipline, undergraduates find a knowledge of Computer Science to be helpful in today's world. The CS Minor is not a "computer literacy" program; all the courses are the same as taken by Computer Science majors. Completing these requirements provides a strong foundation in computer science.


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Minor in Computer Science


Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is nationally and internationally recognized for research in theoretical and experimental computer science. We are especially known in areas such as real-time algorithms, information retrieval, document analysis, parallel computing, language design, software engineering, computer science education, graphics, computational geometry, networking, information customization, cybermedia, and internet security.


Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

The College of Engineering provides students a well-rounded foundation in several engineering disciplines for a successful career in engineering and computer science. Through the hands-on, experiential education experience we offer, students are enabled to achieve excellence in their respective fields.