Computer Science Minor

Minor - Computer Science (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 21

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: The traditional minor in computer science emphasizes computer programming and related skills.

Computer Science Courses

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories

Minimum Required Grade: C-
18 Total Credits Required


Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

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Show Description CSCI 135 - Fund of Computer Science I
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., computer programming experience in a language such as BASIC, Pascal, C, etc.; coreq., M 095 or consent of instr. CSCI 104 highly recommended as prereq. or coreq.  Fundamental computer science concepts using the high level structured programming language, Java.
3 Credits
Show Description CSCI 136 - Fund of Computer Science II
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., CSCI 135; coreq., M 115 or M 151 or consent of instr. Continuation of CSCI 135. Survey of computer science topics including recursion, algorithms, basic data structures, operating systems, artificial intelligence, graphics, user interfaces, and social and ethical implications of computing.
3 Credits
6 Total Credits Required

Minor Electives

Rule: Must complete 12 credits of electives

Note: In addition to the six credits of Fundamentals, students must select 12 credits of electives chosen from CS 181, CSCI 100, 250, 232, 205, 361 and courses numbered 300 and above with the restrictions: both CSCI 100 and 250 cannot be counted, and at least 6 credits of electives must be at the 300 level or above.


Rule: Must complete 3 credits of the following courses

Note: If M 121 is selected, it must be taken in conjunction with M 122 for a total of 6 credits.

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Show Description M 115 - Probability and Linear Math
Offered every term. Prereq., M 090 with a grade of B- or better, or M 095, or ALEKS placement >= 3. Systems of linear equations and matrix algebra. Introduction to probability with emphasis on models and probabilistic reasoning. Examples of applications of the material in many fields.
3 Credits
Show Description M 121 - College Algebra
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 095 or ALEKS placement >= 4. Intended to strengthen algebra skills. The study of functions and their inverses; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Credit not allowed for both M 121, and M 151.
3 Credits
Show Description M 122 - College Trigonometry
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., M 121 or ALEKS placement >= 4. Preparation for calculus based on college algebra. Review of functions and their inverses. Trigonometric functions and identities, polar coordinates and an optional topic such as complex numbers, vectors or parametric equations. Credit not allowed for both M 122 and M 151.
3 Credits
Show Description M 151 - Precalculus
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ALEKS placement >= 4. A one semester preparation for calculus (as an alternative to M 121-122. Functions of one real variable are introduced in general and then applied to the usual elementary functions, namely polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and miscellaneous others. Inverse functions, polar coordinates and trigonometric identities are included. Credit not allowed for both M 151 and M 121 or 122.
4 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 3-6 Total Credits Required