Minors in Computer Science

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The Computer Science Department offers three minors:

Of these three, Computer Science majors may only take the Web Technology minor.

To enroll in a minor program, a student must submit a completed and signed Application for Minor form (Undergraduate Studies) to the Office of the Registrar. For more information, please contact the Chairperson of the Computer Science Department.

Computer Science Minor

The Computer Science Minor consists of 19 credits from the following six required courses (all 3-credit courses except 4-credit Calculus I):

In addition, at least one 300 level CSC classroom course is strongly recommended. A student must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken for the minor. For more information refer to the Computer Science Minor guidance sheet or consult with the Computer Science Chairperson.

this course also counts towards general education credits

Information Technology Minor

This minor is intended for non Computer Science majors only. It introduces students to the fundamentals of programming, computer security, web technology, database systems and networking. These six core courses must be completed:

Course Frequency Offered Prerequisite
CSC115 Every Semester None
CSW131 Every Semester None
CST221 Fall Semester None
CST235 Spring Semester None
CSC301 Every Semester 3 courses in IT minor
CSW315 Every Semester CSW131, CSC115 (or equivalent)

A student must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken in the minor.

Web Technology Minor

The Web Technology Minor is an 18-credit multi-disciplinary minor administered by the Computer Science department. The core courses are taught by the Computer Science, Art, and Communications Studies departments.

Beginning Spring 2013

The Web Tech minor requires three core courses (9 credits) and three electives (9 credits).

Core

  • ART113 — Digital Design I
  • COM201 — Fundamentals of Communication Technology
  • CSW131 — Introduction to Web Design

Electives (select one elective from each of 3 different departments)

Electives of the Web Tech Minor are provided by the three departments above along with contributions by the English, History, and Professional and Secondary Education departments.

  • ART210 — Typography
  • COM222 — Successful Web site Publishing
  • COM292 — Living in the Digital Age
  • CSW315 — Introduction to Web Programming
  • EDM300 — Introduction to Educational Technology Integration
  • ENG320 — Writing and Computers
  • HIS390 — Historical Controversy on the World Wide Web
  • HIS480 — Computer Applications in History
  • WRH205 — Composing Cyberspace

Computer Science Majors may substitute CSC417 for CSW315

A supervised independent project course in a participating department may be taken as an elective if the chairperson of the Computer Science Department determines that the course belongs in this category.

Grade requirements

A student must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken for the minor.

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