The Computer Science minor is primarily designed for students majoring in a science or engineering department or any other department where a substantial amount of quantitative knowledge is required. The minor is designed to provide such students with a fairly deep background in computer science to complement their major beyond the requirements of their major department. Completion of the minor allows the student to receive recognition of this accomplishment on his degree.
To receive a minor in Computer Science, students must complete a minimum of six courses with the following stipulations:
Some CS courses numbered COMP.3010 or higher require MATH.3210 Discrete Structures I and MATH.3220 Discrete Structures II as prerequisites. To make things easier for non-CS majors, the department allows MATH.2210 Linear Algebra to substitute for MATH.3210 Discrete Structures I. This allows CS minors to use a potentially required course for their own major to satisfy part of this CS prerequisite.
Students interested in the CS minor should meet with the CS undergraduate coordinator to plan a program that will best meet the student’s goals. To declare the minor, use a Declaration of Major/Minor/Second Major or Change of Major form, and have it signed by the Computer Science undergraduate coordinator.