Computer Science Department
College of Sciences & Mathematics

Computer Science Minors

The Computer Science Department offers three minors. 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 consisting of the following six required courses:

Course Title Credits
CSC141 Computer Science I 3
CSC142 Computer Science II 3
MAT151 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3 ⇐ counts towards General Education
MAT161 Calculus I 4
CSC240 Computer Science III 3
CSC241 Data Structures and Algorithms 3

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 in all courses taken for the minor. For more information refer to the Computer Science Minor guidance sheet or consult with the Computer Science Chairperson.

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 Title Frequency Offered Prereqs
CSC115 Introduction to Computer Programming Fall/Spring
CSW131 Introduction to Web Design Fall/Spring
CST221 Database Systems Fall
CST235 Networking and System Administration Spring
CSC301 Introduction to Computer Security Fall/Spring 3 courses in IT minor
CSW315 Introduction to Web Programming Fall/Spring 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

Effective Spring 2013. 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. The minor requires three core courses (9 credits) and three electives (9 credits).

Core – 9 credits
Course Title Department Frequency Prereqs.
ART113 Digital Design I Art Fall/Spring
COM201 Fundamentals of Communication Technology Communications Studies Fall
CSW131 Living in the Digital Age Introduction to Web Design Fall/Spring
Electives – 9 credits

Electives of this minor are provided by Art, Communications Studies, Computer Science, English, History, and the Professional and Secondary Education departments. Select one elective from each of 3 different departments.

Course Title Department Frequency Prereqs.
ART210 Typography Art Fall ART111, ART113
COM292 Living in the Digital Age Communications Studies Fall
CSW315 Introduction to Web Programming Computer Science Fall/Spring CSW131, CSC115
EDM300 Introduction to Educational Technology Integration Professional and Secondary Education Fall/Spring
ENG320 Writing and Computers English Fall/Spring
HIS390 Historical Controversy on the World Wide Web History Spring
HIS480 Computer Applications in History History Fall
WRH205 Composing Cyberspace English Fall

Computer Science Majors may substitute CSC417 for CSW315

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