Minors for CS Majors

Students majoring in computer science are required to select a minor.

Typical Minors for Majors in CS

Many students choose a minor which reinforces their major. The programs in this section are in that category of minors. Students wishing to reinforce their major may also elect to develop a distributed minor in fields of engineering and science other than those noted here. Typical minors for students majoring in computer science include mathematics, management, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. Students who wish to acquire some knowledge of computer hardware are encouraged to minor in either electrical engineering or computer engineering.

Minor in Computer Engineering: EECE 203, 206L, 213, 321, 322, 338 and one of: 327L, 434L or 438.

Minor in Electrical Engineering: EECE 203, 206L, 213, 314, 321, and two of: 322, 340, 361, 371, and 445.

Minor in Mathematics: Math 264L (Calculus III), and 12 hours of mathematics at the 300 level or above.

No courses included in the mathematics requirement for CS majors, i.e., Math 314, Stat 345 and Math 375, may be applied toward the mathematics minor. Mathematics minors may not use Mathematics Courses for Teachers and Education Students in constructing the minor. If you use CS 261 for credit in your CS Major, you cannot get credit for 317 and 327. Statistic minors must substitute six hours of advanced statistics for Stat 145 (not accepted by the department) and Stat 345 (required of all majors).

Minor in Business Management: consists of 18 hours from the following courses:

Six to nine credit hours from: MGT 113 (Intro Management), 202 (Principles of Financial Accounting), and ECON 105 or ECON 106, or Econ 300, AND nine to twelve hours from 300-level management courses. Students who wish to concentrate on business applications are encouraged minor in business.

Management minors may not use MGT 290 (Introduction to Business Statistics) and MGT 331 (Business Application Programming) in constructing the minor. Management minors may not use Mgt 290 (Math 245), 301, 329, 331, 337, and 371.

Students minoring in management cannot major in Management Information Systems (MIS). Because of potential overlap with the Computer Science Department courses, students taking other courses in the area of Management Information Systems should consult their advisor as to possible conflicts and the applicability of these courses toward their degree.