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Computer Science Minors

Students interested in a minor should contact the CIS department for an application and admission requirements.

Admission to the Computer Science minor program

Students must meet the university’s admission requirements for a minor, which include having completed 54 credits. For computer science, prospective minors are encouraged to inquire and plan their minor program prior to earning 54 credits, because the structure of requirements could necessitate the use of more than four semesters. Courses completed prior to formal declaration will count toward the minor program

Admission to the minor is accomplished through an application form available in the office of the chairperson of the department accompanied by the current transcript(s). Upon acceptance the student is assigned an advisor, who works with the student to design an individual minor program that meets the stated requirements. Study plans are to be approved by the department chairperson.

Computer Science


  1. To develop in the student an understanding of computer science as discipline, its structure, methodologies, and trends.
  2. To use the computer as a tool to solve problems.
  3. To give the student a sufficient background in computer science to continue his/her study of the discipline independently.
  4. To give students a sufficient knowledge in computer science to gain an advantage when entering the current job market.


Complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • CIS 180 Object-Oriented Programming (4)
  • CIS 181 Programming Paradigms (4)
  • CIS 280 Software Specification & Design (4)
  • CIS 360 Algorithms & Data Structures (3)
  • CIS 361 Models of Computation (3)
  • One additional 300/400 course (3)

Total Credits: 21